Adult Book Discussion Group
Meets the first Monday of the month at 6:30pm (unless that Monday is a holiday). The current month's book is listed first.
To be discussed in January. A gleeful and exhilarating tale of global conspiracy, complex code-breaking, high-tech data visualization, young love, rollicking adventure, and the secret to eternal life—mostly set in a hole-in-the-wall San Francisco bookstore.
Discussed at the December 2013 meeting. Controversial and unprecedented, the niece of the Church of Scientology's commander-in-chief reveals the strange and disturbing details of her childhood, piercing the veil of secrecy that has shrouded this religion and exposing the inner workings of Scientology's celebrity culture.
Discussed at the November 2013 meeting. The bestselling author of "Devil in the White City" turns his hand to a remarkable story set during Hitler's rise to power. The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history.
Discussed at the October 2013 meeting. Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court, tells the story of her life before becoming a judge in an inspiring, surprisingly personal memoir. With startling candor and intimacy, Sonia recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a progress that is testament to her extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.
Discussed at the September 2013 meeting, this was on the New York Times Bestseller List for over a year. The author, a poet, recounts her difficult childhood growing up in a Texas oil town in the 1960's. This is the first book in a trilogy. Her second book, "Cherry," recounts her adolescence and the third book, "Lit," is about a very difficult period of time in her adult life.
Discussed at the July 2013 meeting. An artist whose reputation has been tarnished stumbles on a piece of art that disappeared twenty-five years ago during the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist. She agrees to forge it for a gallery owner, until she realizes that the art she is forging may itself be a forgery.
Discussed at the June 2013 meeting. When a tsunami rages through their coastal town in India, 17-year-old Ahalya Ghai and her 15-year-old sister Sita are left orphaned and homeless. As they struggle to reach the safe haven of the convent where they attend school, they are abducted by human traffickers and thrust into a hidden world of sexual violence and illicit commerce, where the most valuable prize is the innocence of a child.