Millhopper Book Club

orange, red and yellow. fanned pages of a book. words-Millhopper Book Club

Come enjoy discussing newer fiction and nonfiction titles. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. When we meet, we start by sharing books we’ve read recently, then discuss that month’s book.

This month the discussion will be on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. in Meeting Room A.

book cover of "The Wind Knows My Name" by Isabel Allende

In October, in correlation with Hispanic Heritage Month, the Millhopper Book Club will be discussing The Wind Knows My Name by Isabel Allende. “Vienna, 1938. Samuel Adler is five years old when his father disappears during Kristallnacht—the night his family loses everything. As her child’s safety becomes ever harder to guarantee, Samuel’s mother secures a spot for him on a Kindertransport train out of Nazi-occupied Austria to England. He boards alone, carrying nothing but a change of clothes and his violin. Arizona, 2019. Eight decades later, Anita Díaz and her mother board another train, fleeing looming danger in El Salvador and seeking refuge in the United States. But their arrival coincides with the new family separation policy, and seven-year-old Anita finds herself alone at a camp in Nogales. She escapes her tenuous reality through her trips to Azabahar, a magical world of the imagination. Meanwhile, Selena Durán, a young social worker, enlists the help of a successful lawyer in hopes of tracking down Anita’s mother. Intertwining past and present, The Wind Knows My Name tells the tale of these two unforgettable characters, both in search of family and home. It is both a testament to the sacrifices that parents make and a love letter to the children who survive the most unfathomable dangers—and never stop dreaming.” Description provided by the publisher


Upcoming titles:

November: Falling by T.J. Newman

December: Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

January: Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver


Previous titles:

Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn

Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan

The 6:20 Man by David Baldacci


Interested in other book clubs? The Alachua County Library District has several. You can find more information on our Book Clubs page.

By BethN on September 7, 2023