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Books That Will Keep You Reading:
Brown Bag Lunch Book Group


Winter 2017

Bring your lunch and join an afternoon book discussion group at the Library. Books for loan will be available one month in advance. To register, email mgreenblatt@wlsmail.org or call the Library at 941-7072.


Tuesday, January 17; 12:30 - 2:00 pm

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss -- Leo Gursky taps his radiator each evening to let his upstairs neighbor know he's still alive. But it wasn't always like this: in the Polish village of his youth, he fell in love and wrote a book...Sixty years later and half a world away, fourteen-year-old Alma, who was named after a character in that book, undertakes an adventure to find her namesake and save her family. With virtuosic skill and soaring imaginative power, Nicole Krauss gradually draws these stories together toward a climax of "extraordinary depth and beauty."


Tuesday, February 28; 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng -- Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet...So begins this exquisite debut novel, about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue...A profoundly moving story of family, history, and the meaning of home, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, exploring the divisions between cultures and the rifts within a family, and uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.


Tuesday, March 21; 12:30 - 2:00 pm

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman -- Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon-- the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse... Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents association to their very foundations...Fredrik Backman's novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others.



(all summaries are excerpted from the Westchester Library System descriptions)














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