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Find more Booklist Book Club
The Booklist Book Club’s partnership with Downers Grove Public Library continues to spark lively exchanges, but we need your help to broaden the discussion. We’ve posted a number of new forums today in conjunction with Downers Grove’s active book discussions for March—registration to participate is quick and easy. Or, if you just want to see what others are saying, feel free.
To get an overview of the Book Club, which is moderated both by Downers Grove staff and Booklist editors—click here. Or read on for a sampling of specific forums.
And keep an eye out for Bill Ott and Keir Graff’s crime fiction forum—coming soon!
The Big Read
Join other book lovers for a discussion of The March by E. L Doctorow.
The Big Read is a cooperative project of the Clarendon Hills, Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Indian Prairie, Lisle, Thomas Ford, Westmont, and Woodridge public libraries in Illinois.
Downers Grove Fiction Book Discussion
Final Vinyl Days and Other Stories by Jill McCorkle
A witty collection of nine contemporary short stories written by a popular southern fiction novelist.
Downers Grove Nonfiction Book Discussion
An Ordinary Man, by Paul Paul Rusesabagina
The inspiration for the movie Hotel Rwanda, An Ordinary Man relates the incredible story of hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina, who for 100 straight days in 1994 was able to shelter 1,268 Rwandans on the grounds of his hotel while gangs of Hutus murdered thousands of ordinary Tutsis in an ethnic genocide. Both the story of his life as well as the story of those 100 days, this is an inspiring look at a truly extraordinary man.
More Downers Grove Book Talk
Join Downers Grove Library for a discussion of books on a particular theme. This month’s theme is Women’s Lives and Relationships.
Downers Grove Children’s Services: Chick Lit
Let’s talk about the latest in Chick Lit for young readers. The genre exploded for adults and is now popular for middle schoolers too with books by Meg Cabot, Dyan Sheldon, Jannette Rallison, and many others.
Downer’s Grove Children’s Services: Children’s Mysteries
Join librarians from Downers Grove Public Library Children’s Services to talk about the mystery genre and how children’s mysteries are changing.
And if you can’t find anything to add to any of the above discussions, just log on and answer one simple question: What are you reading? We’d love to know!
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