The Friends'  BOOK CLUB

The Book Club meets on the third Friday of the month at 2:00 pm inThe Learning Center at the Library.

David Kelly, Co-ordinator

mobileDavid323@gmail.com

Every buddy's 

Welcome! 


Members of the Club 

read the selected book 

for the month, then join

 in lively discussions.


All Book Club selections can be found on our Library's shelves (courtesy of the Friends) and are also available as downloadable E-books through the Library's Overdrive program.  


For more information:

City of Palm Springs:
Book Club FOPSL


Scheduled Book Discussions

For the 2018-2019 SEASON . . .

June 21, 2019

DUBLINERS      by James Joyce, 172 pages  (1999)

Judi Hollis says: 15 short stories; the last, The Dead, was made into a film by John Houston starring his daughter, Angelica.

Living overseas but writing, always, about his native city, Joyce made Dublin unforgettable. The stories in Dubliners show us truants, seducers, gossips, rally-drivers, generous hostesses, corrupt politicians, failing priests, amateur theologians, struggling musicians, moony adolescents, victims of domestic brutishness, sentimental aunts and poets, patriots earnest or cynical and people striving to get by. In every sense an international figure, Joyce was faithful to his own country by seeing it unflinchingly and challenging every precedent and piety in Irish literature.


This Season We've Read:


May 17, 2019

ELEANOR OLIPHONT is COMPLETELY FINE

by Gail Honeyman, 317 pages  (2017)

For a summary of the discussion, click here.



April 19, 2019

WOMAN in the WINDOW      by A. J. Finn, 448 pages  (2018)

For a summary of the discussion, click here.



March 15, 2019

ASTRO-PHYSICS for PEOPLE in a HURRY

by Neil De Grasse Tyson, 224 pages  (2017)

For a summary of the discussion, click here.


February 15, 2019

CANNERY ROW     by John Steinbeck, 208 pages  (1994)


For a summary of the discussion, click here.



January 18, 2019

LAST BUS to WISDOM     by Ivan Doig, 453 pages  (2015)

For a summary of the discussion, click here.


December 20, 2018

BEARTOWN  by Fredrik Backman, 415 pages  (2017)

For a summary of the discussion, click here.


November 16, 2018

WHITE HOUSES   by Amy Bloom, 218 pages  (2018)

For a summary of the discussion, click here.



October 19, 2018

A GENTLEMAN in MOSCOW 

by Amor Towles, 462 pages  (2016)

For a summary of the discussion, click here.


September 21, 2018

The JOB  by Sinclair Lewis, 327 pages  (2015)

For a summary of the discussion, click here.



Books from Last Season, 2017 - 2018


September 15, 2017      ANOTHER BROOKLYN   by Jacqueline Woodson, 175 pages (2106)

For a summary of the discussion, click here.


October 20, 2017     

The Adventures of TOM SAWYER   by Mark Twain,  274 pages (1876)

For a summary of the discussion, click here


November 17, 2017     

LADIES of the CANYONS: 

A League of Extraordinary Women and Their Adventures in the American Southwest 

by Lesley Poling-Kempes, 384 pages (2015)

For a summary of the discussion, click here.


December 15, 2017         

LAB GIRL  by Hope Jahren, 291 pages (2016)

For a summary of the discussion, click here


January 19, 2018      

FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS  by Ernest Hemingway, 480 pages (1940)

For a summary of the discussion, click here.


February 16, 2018     

The UNDERGROUND RAILROAD  by Colson Whitehead, 320 pages (2016)

For a summary of the discussion, click here


March 16, 2018        

STILL LIFE   by Louise Penny, 320 pages (2008)

For a summary of the discussion, click here


April 20, 2018


The THREE-YEAR SWIM CLUB: 

The Untold Story of Maui's Sugar Ditch Kids and Their Quest for Olympic Glory

by Julie Checkoway, 351 pages (2016)

For a summary of the discussion, click here


May 18, 2018

The IMMORTAL LIFE of HENRIETTA LACKS

by Rebecca Skloot, 381 pages (2010)

For a summary of the discussion, click here.


June 15, 2018

The SEVEN STAIRS: An Adventure of the Heart

by Stuart Brent, 231 pages (1962)

For a summary of the discussion, click here.


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