Fiction Book Discussion Group
The Fiction Book Group has been meeting since 2002. New members welcome! Come to one or all meetings. Books are available at the front desk.
When: Second Thursday of each month from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Where: The Jamie Gagarin Community Room & Gallery
Facilitated by: Caitlin Costa firstname.lastname@example.org
April 13, 2017
The Children Act
by Ian McEwan
Fiona Maye is an English judge of 59 whose husband comes home one evening to announce that because of the near-sexless state of their long marriage, he may have an affair, and he wants her blessing. This occurs on the very same night that Fiona has been presented with a Jehovah's Witness case. She decides that she needs to meet Adam, the critically ill 17-year-old refusing treatment, to rule if he is mature enough to understand his refusal.
Moderated by Denise
May 11, 2017 (Movie will be discussed too)
by Lisa Genova
A 50-year-old professor with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease learns that her worth is comprised of more than her ability to remember. Alice is proud of the life she worked so hard to build: an expert in cognitive psychology and with a husband and three children. When she becomes forgetful, her life and her relationship with her family and the world are changed forever.
Moderated by Jean
June 8, 2017
Book Selection Meeting for 2017-2018 and...
Once We Were Brothers
by Ronald H. Balson
Two boys, once as close as brothers, are on opposite sides, with a family in war-torn Poland, and a struggling young love during in the Holocaust. Two lives, two worlds, and 60 years converge in a race to redemption. Also set in the legal world, it's not a courtroom drama with historical flashbacks; it's also a love story that crosses both time and geographical boundaries.
Moderated by Laurie
July 13, 2017
The History of Love
by Nicole Krauss
The novel spans 60 years and takes readers from Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe to present day Brighton Beach. At the center of each character is the issue of loneliness. An old man who immigrates to New York, after escaping SS officers in Poland, dreams of the lost love who inspired him to write a book that also survived. A 14-year-old girl wants to memorialize her dead father, lift her mother's loneliness, and save her brother from becoming a 10-year-old social pariah.
Moderated by Mary