Book Discussions

Starting in August we will be meeting on the 2nd Thursday  of the month starting at 6:30 – 7:45pm. At our February meeting we chose the books for the rest of 2017. They are available at the front desk about a month before the meeting where we will discuss them. All are welcome. This is a great way to get to know your neighbors. If you have questions, contact Win Flint at wflint@pelhamweb.com.

 4/11   The Things we Keep by Sally Hepworth  2016   fiction

Anna and Luke meet in assisted living for Alzheimer’s patients.  When a tragic incident leads Anna’s and Luke’s families to separate them, Eve, a cook at the facility, finds herself questioning what she is willing to risk to help them.

 5/9    Me Before You by Jojo Moyes  2013 fiction

Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?

6/13  Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave   2016  fiction

Chris Cleave’s latest novel explores the disenfranchised, the bereaved, the elite, the embattled. Everyone Brave Is Forgiven is a heartbreakingly beautiful story of love, loss, and incredible courage.

 7/11   After You by JoJo Moyes 2016 fiction

By popular demand, the sequel to “Me Before You” (which we read May) will be July’s book. As you may remember, “Me Before You” is about a love affair between a  former man of action now wheelchair bound and a care giver plus a sprinkling of hard choices.  “After You” continues the story of the care giver who is still reeling from her last romantic episode but then meets a wonderful EMT and….

 8/10  The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney  2016 fiction

This is a story about the power of family, the possibilities of friendship, the ways we depend upon one another and the ways we let one another down.

9/14  Paris Wife by Paula McLain  2012 fiction

A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley.

10/12    My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrick Backman 2016 fiction

A young girl whose grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters, sending her on a journey that brings to life the world of her grandmother’s fairy tales.

11/9   Better than Before: What I learned about Making and Breaking Habits—to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less and Generally Build a Happier Life  by  Gretchen Rubin 2015 non-fiction.

12/14   Furiously Happy: A Funny book about Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson 2015 non-fiction

Jenny explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety.

 1/11/2018  Dark Tide: the Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleo 2003  non-fiction

Explore the era of the Great Boston Molasses Flood including the tank’s construction, the multiyear lawsuit that followed the tragedy, and changes brought by immigration, big business, and World War I.