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Eight people met on Thursday, April 5, to discuss H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald with the discussion led by Joyce. There were differing opinions of the book, but everyone agreed that the writing was outstanding. Joyce read key passages to illustrate key features of the insights of the author in her progress through her grief. We all came away with a greater appreciation of the book and the process of working through one’s loss of a loved one. Our refreshments were hot wings (not rabbit as we had expected) and tea. Thank you Joyce for leading us in an outstanding discussion and bringing us to a greater understanding of the book.

Our other upcoming selections are as follows:

May 3            Our Souls at Night             by Kent Haruf                        Ginger 

Jun 7             Handmaid's Tale                by Margaret Atwood              

Jul 5              The Sellout                         by Paul Beatty                       Lisa

Aug 2            The Road to Jonestown     by Jeff Guinn                        Joyce 

Our next meeting is May 3 please plan to join us, and invite others.

If you would like to try some new title ideas you might want to try browsing NoveList, an eSource offered by the library. Go to ACLD's research page and select eSources then select Novelist. Log in using your library card number and PIN (4 digit birth year).

Appeal helps us determine why enjoy enjoy a book and whether a particular book will fit our style. Use the Novelist Appeal Mixer to create any combination of Appeal terms to find the perfect book. Access the Appeal Mixer from the Novelist homepage using the link under “I’m in the mood for book that are…” or by clicking the “Appeal” link under the Browse By drop-down in the top toolbar.

Using NoveList's new list, Book Club Best Bets under the Recommended Reads tab, you can find aid in selecting titles for groups.  There are Book Discussion Guides found under Quick Links inside NoveList. They also offer great book club resources for Connecting to Readers Through Book Clubs