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 Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang

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

A hilarious debut novel about a wealthy but fractured Chinese immigrant family that had it all, only to lose every last cent – and about the road trip they take across America that binds them back together. Charles Wang built a cosmetics empire and made a fortune, but he's just been ruined by the financial crisis. Now all Charles wants is to go to China and attempt to reclaim his family's ancestral lands – and his pride. Charles pulls Andrew, his aspiring comedian son, and Grace, his style-obsessed daughter, out of schools he can no longer afford. Together with their stepmother, Barbra, they embark on a cross-country road trip from their foreclosed Bel-Air home to the upstate New York hideout of the eldest daughter, disgraced art world it-girl Saina. Outrageously funny and full of charm, The Wangs vs. the World is an entirely fresh look at what it means to belong in America – and how going from glorious riches to (still name-brand) rags brings one family together in a way money never could.

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Saturday, May 6th, 10:30 a.m.

The lives of three women – a New York socialite, a Polish teenager, and an ambitious young German doctor – are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens in 1939 and one is sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. Their stories cross continents – from New York to Paris, Germany, and Poland – as two of them strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten.

Adult Summer Reading Kickoff with speaker Dr. Margery Marcus

Saturday, June 10th, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Sponsored by Parkland Friends of the Library
Distinguished educator Dr. Margery Marcus will kick off the summer with this fascinating talk about the concept of world building in literature, architecture and more. Tea and refreshments will be served. “Build a Better World” is the theme of Parkland Library’s 2017 Adult Summer Reading Club. Register for “Build a Better World” and receive a prize. Keep reading all summer and earn prizes along the way. Registration is required for this event.

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