Brown Bag Book Discussion

Brown Bag Book Discussion Group

Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 12 noon.

Bring a sandwich or salad  -  Drinks provided.

New-comers and drop-ins are welcome!

books are available at the library's circulation desk.

All Programs are Free and Open to the Public



January 23rd – The Song of the Lark – by Willa Cather

The book tells the story of a talented artist born in a small town in Colorado who discovers and develops her singing voice.  Her story is told against the backdrop of the burgeoning American West in which she was born, in a town along the rail line of fast-growing Chicago near the turn of the twentieth century, and of the audience for singers of her skills in the US compared to Europe. Thea Kronborg grows up, learning herself, her strengths and her talent, until she reaches success.


February 27th – Moonglow – by Michael Chabon

  The book chronicles the life of Chabon's grandfather, a WW2 soldier, engineer and rocket enthusiast who marries a troubled Jewish survivor from France and lives a challenging, wandering life in postwar America. Chabon tells the story using a mixture of strict memoir and creative fiction writing.  The narrator functions as a proxy for the author, Chabon.



   March 27th – A Gentleman in Moscow – by Amor Towles

The book immerses the reader in an elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov.  When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin.  Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors.  Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery. Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.

Books are available at the Circulation desk.