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.

June’s title is: The Wonder

By Emma Donoghue

In the latest masterpiece by Emma Donoghue, bestselling author of Room, an English nurse brought to a small Irish village to observe what appears to be a miracle-a girl said to have survived without food for months-soon finds herself fighting to save the child’s life.
Tourists flock to the cabin of eleven-year-old Anna O’Donnell, who believes herself to be living off manna from heaven, and a journalist is sent to cover the sensation. Lib Wright, a veteran of Florence Nightingale’s Crimean campaign, is hired to keep watch over the girl.
Written with all the propulsive tension that made Room a huge bestseller, THE WONDER works beautifully on many levels–a tale of two strangers who transform each other’s lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil.

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Discussion Dates

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

2018 Dates

June 14 & 20: The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
July 12 & 18: Secrets in Summer by Nancy Thayer
August 9 & 15: Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips
September 13 & 19: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
October 11 & 17: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
November 8 & 21:  The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff
December 13 & 19: The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy Reichert

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