Plainfield Public Library District

Discussion Groups

A Novel Idea

A book discussion for adults featuring thought-provoking titles with the goal of stimulating a spirited discussion. Meetings will be on the second Thursday at 7:00 pm and third Wednesday at 2:00 pm of every month. The same title will be discussed at both meetings; come to the meeting which is most convenient for you. Stop by the Reference Desk to pick up the featured book and come to either discussion to get the next month’s title. Anyone with a library card may join the group.

November’s title is
The Tea Planter’s Wife
by Dinah Jeffries

Set in 1920’s Ceylon, a young Englishwoman marries a charming tea plantation owner and widower, only to discover he’s keeping terrible secrets about his past, including what happened to his first wife, that lead to devastating consequences.

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Discussion Dates

Meets the second Thursday and third Wednesday of every month. Monthly selections subject to change.

2017 Dates
November 9 & 15: The Tea-Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies
December 14 & 20: Britt-Marie Was Here by Frederick Backman

2018 Dates

January 11 & 17: This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
February 8 & 21: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
March 8 & 21: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
April 12 & 18: The Hamilton Affair by Elizabeth Cobbs
May 10 & 16:  Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
June 14 & 20: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
July 12 & 18: Secrets in Summer by Nancy Thayer
August 9 & 15: Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips
September 13 & 19: The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
October 11 & 17: The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff
November 8 & 21: The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers
December 13 & 19

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