Adult Book Discussion

Meets the last Thursday of the month at 6 pm. Refreshments are served. Copies of the books are available by request through CLEVNET. 

 

August 29, 2019 @ 6 pm
CIRCE by Madeline Miller

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child, not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology.  

 

September 26, 2019 @ 6 pm
RISING OUT OF HATRED: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist by Eli Saslow

Derek Black grew up at the epicenter of white nationalism. His father founded Stormfront, the largest racist community on the Internet. His godfather, David Duke, was a KKK Grand Wizard. Then he went to college. The ensuing uproar overtook one of the most liberal colleges in the country. Some students found the courage to reach out to him. As white nationalism infiltrated the political mainstream, Derek decided to confront the damage he had done.

 

October 24, 2019 @ 6 pm - NOTE DATE CHANGE
THE SILENT COMPANIONS by Laura Purcell

When Elsie married handsome young heir Rupert Bainbridge, she believed she was destined for a life of luxury. But with her husband dead just weeks after their marriage, her new servants resentful, and the local villagers actively hostile, Elsie has only her husband's awkward cousin for company. Or so she thinks. Inside her new home lies a locked door, beyond which is a painted wooden figure--a silent companion--that bears a striking resemblance to Elsie herself.