Adult Book Discussion Group
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Book Discussion Group
Read the book first and come discuss it as a group!
Book discussion groups are held on Saturdays once
a month at 10:30 a.m. To reserve your copy of the book
call (954) 757-4207 or for more information, email Rhonda Weiss.
Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
by Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant
Saturday, September 9th, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
After the unexpected passing of her beloved husband Dave Goldberg, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and bestselling author of Lean In, feared that she and her young children would never find joy again. Fortunately, this fear was unfounded. This book – co-authored with psychologist and friend Adam Grant – shows how Sandberg and many others who have overcome a wide range of profound hardships triumph over tragedy. The book posits that it’s helpful to think of resilience like a muscle, one that atrophies in the calm between the storms of our lives. But there are things we can do to develop it, so we’re better prepared when adversity strikes.
The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes
Saturday, October 7th, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Inara Erickson is exploring her deceased aunt's island estate when she finds an elaborately stitched piece of fabric hidden in the house. As she peels back layer upon layer of the secrets it holds, Inara's life becomes interwoven with that of Mei Lein, a young Chinese girl mysteriously driven from her home a century before. Through the stories Mei Lein tells in silk, Inara uncovers a tragic truth that will shake her family to its core – and force her to make an impossible choice.
Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel
Saturday, November 4th, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
To write The Good Soldiers, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Finkel went to the front lines of Baghdad and embedded with the men of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion during the infamous "surge," a grueling 15-month tour that changed them all forever. In Thank You for Your Service, Finkel has done something even more extraordinary. Once again, he has embedded with some of the men of the 2-16, but this time he has done it at home, here in the States, after their deployments have ended. He is with them in their most intimate, painful, and hopeful moments as they try to recover, and in doing so, he creates an indelible, essential portrait of what life after war is like, not just for these soldiers, but for their wives, widows, children, and friends, and for the professionals who are truly trying, and to a great degree failing, to undo the damage that has been done. When we ask young men and women to go to war, what are we asking of them? And when they return, what are we thanking them for?
Online Book Discussion Groups
- Book Talk - A book discussion group that is useful for writers and includes links to major publishers and book distributors
- Dear Reader - A book club subscriber list service
- Overbooked - A comprehensive directory of websites which review books for just about every genre imaginable
- Simon Says - A useful website for people who lead book discussions that includes recommendations, author interviews, reading group guides, and a calendar for planning your discussion