The Algonquin Area Public Library has Book Discussion Groups meeting this December. Whether you can meet in the morning or the evening, there is a Book Discussion Group for you!
Join Book Clubbers on December 6 at 7:00 pm to talk about Greenwood’s novel This Glittering World. Greenwood begins his novel on a November morning. Ben Baily finds Ricky Begay, a young Navajo man, beaten and dying in the newly fallen snow. Unable to forget the incident, especially once he meets Ricky’s sister, Shadi, Ben begins to question everything – from his job as a history professor to his relationship with his fiancée Sara. Ben decided to discover the truth about Ricky’s death, in hopes of filling in the cracks of his own life. Yet the answers leave him torn between his once-certain future and the choices that could liberate him at a cost.
On December 7 at 10:00 am, Book Discussion Group, Spinecrackers, will be discussing Jennifer Chiaverini’s The Christmas Quilt. The Christmas Quilt begins when Christmas Eve comes to Elm Creek Manor and the tenor of the holiday is far from certain. Sylvia Bergstrom Compson, the Master Quilter, has her own reasons for preferring a quiet, even subdued, Christmas. Her young friend Sarah McClure, however, takes the opposite view and decides to deck the halls brightly. As she explores the trunks packed with Bergstrom family decorations that haven’t been touched in more than fifty years, Sarah discovers a curious unfinished Christmas quilt.
Book Discussion Group, Night Readers, meets December 20 at 7:00 pm to discuss A Christmas Visitor by Anne Perry. The novel revolves around the Dreghon family gathering for an anticipated reunion in the Lake District of England. The blissful tranquility of the snowbound estate is shattered by what appears to be an accidental death. Questions about the tragic event turn into whispers of murder. In this Christmas novella, featuring a colorful and eccentric cast of characters, an irresistible plot unfolds.
Join any of our Book Discussion groups this December. Have questions? Call the Library at 847-458-6060 to speak to a Librarian at the Adult Services Desk.