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.

May‘s title is:

Hillbilly Elegy
By J.D. Vance

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis — that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside.

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Discussion Dates

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

2018 Dates

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: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
October 11 & 17: The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff
November 8 & 21: The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers
December 13 & 19: The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy Reichert

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