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.

The Rent Collector by Camron Wright

Saturday, October 8th, 10:30 a.m.

This fictional story, based on actual accounts, follows a Cambodian family that lives at – and makes their living from – Stung Meanchey, the largest municipal waste dump in all of Cambodia. As her husband scavenges the dump for things to sell, Sang Ly tries to find a way to heal her ailing son. When she discovers that the bad-tempered rent collector can read, Sang Ly begs the woman to teach her. The unlikely relationship is the beginning of a life-changing quest. It is a story of hope, determination, and the strength of family. It is the journey of one woman to save her son and another woman’s chance at redemption. It demonstrates that even in a dump in Cambodia – perhaps especially in a dump in Cambodia – everyone deserves a second chance.

The True Story of Hansel and Gretel: A Novel of War and Survival by Louise Murphy

Saturday, November 5th, 10:30 a.m.

In the last months of the Nazi occupation of Poland, two children are left by their father and stepmother to find safety in a dense forest. Because their real names will reveal their Jewishness, they are renamed "Hansel" and "Gretel." They wander in the woods until they are taken in by Magda, an eccentric and stubborn old woman called "witch" by the villagers. Magda is determined to save them, even as a German officer arrives with his own plans for the children. Combining classic themes of fairy tales and war literature, Louise Murphy’s haunting novel of journey and survival, of redemption and memory, powerfully depicts how war is experienced by families and especially by children.

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman

Saturday, December 10th, 10:30 a.m. 

This charming, warmhearted novel from the author of the New York Times bestseller A Man Called Ove focuses on Elsa, who is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy – as in standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-strangers crazy. She is also Elsa’s best and only friend. When her grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has wronged, the instructions lead Elsa to an apartment building full of drunks, monsters, attack dogs, and old crones but also to the truth about fairy tales and kingdoms. It is a story about life and death and one of the most important human rights: the right to be different.

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