Adult Book Group

Adult Book Group

Given the current COVID surge, we continue to meet via Zoom.  If you would like to join the discussion, please send an e-mail to registrations@boontonholmeslibrary.org, and we will send you the login credentials.

If you love to read and talk about what you’ve read, this one is for YOU!  We meet at 7 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month.   Copies of the books are reserved for book group members at the circulation desk.  Titles are also available on our pre-loaded Kindles and on the Libby e-book platform.  

January 25, 7 p.m.

In The River Heller has drawn from all that experience to create an exciting, thoughtful, and well-paced thriller about two friends paddling into trouble in northern Canada. A distant wildfire is the first portent of danger. When the friends hear a man and woman arguing on the foggy riverbank, they decide to warn them about the fire—but their search for the pair turns up nothing. The next day a man appears solo on the river. Was he one of the people they heard the day before? The River starts out as a leisurely backwoods paddle and inexorably picks up speed before spilling readers down its cascade of an ending. This is a thriller, an adventure novel, and a meditation on friendship, the outdoors, and something altogether deeper. As I read, I felt like I had been waiting for this book without knowing it, and I fully expect The River to persist as one of my favorite reads of 2019. –Chris Schluep, Amazon Book Review