KPL Book Club

The Kilbourn Public Library Book Club is open to all adults interested in getting together for informal discussion on selected books. Each month a book is chosen and copies are available here at the library and on the bookmobile for interested readers.  The book club meets at the library on the last Monday evening of the month at 6:30 p.m. and the last Wednesday afternoon of the month at 1:30 p.m. to discuss the featured book.  Coffee and treats are served along with engaging and enjoyable discussion. Copies of the book are available at the library and on the bookmobile. Everyone is welcome. If you can't make any of our meetings, post your comments and thoughts on our Book Club Blog.

This month our book discussion will be on Diane Chamberlain's novel The Stolen Marriage. According to the book jacket, Tess DeMello's life is changed forever because of one mistake on one fateful night. She becomes trapped in a strange loveless marriage with no way out. Working as a nurse during a sudden polio epidemic she works to save the lives of her patients. But can she untangle the truth behind her husband's mysterious behavior and find the love and the life she was meant to have? Steeped in history and filled with heart wrenching twists, The Stolen Marriage is an emotionally captivating novel of secrets, betrayals, prejudice, and fogiveness.
We will discuss this book on Monday, September 24 at 6:30pm and Wednesday, September 26 at 1:30pm. If you can't make it in person please use the online blog kplbookclub.blogspot.com to post your comments and thoughts on the book.

For our last (but certainly not least) Summer Book Discussion Event we will be reading and discussing Happily Ever After Everyone Else: Julie's Story. Local Author Mary Leary Becker will be here via Sype to lead the discussion on this first book in the "She Said, He Said" series. The book takes a humorous but honest look at the life of a couple in the sandwich generation. They are dealing with conflict and commitments, not to mention five children, one son-in-law, two grandchildren, one future daughter-in-law and one live-in elderly parent. What follows is a humorous road trip involving friends, family, romance, and people from the past. Book discussions led by the author will be taking place on Monday, August 27 at 6:30pm and Wednesday, August 29 at 1:30pm. If you are unable to attend, please use our online blog at kplbookclub.blogspot.com to join in on the conversation.

Party on the Patio!

The book discussion this month will be a party. The title for July's book discussion is Circling the Sun by Paula McLain. Set against the majestic ladscape of early twentieth-century Africa, McLain's powerful tale reveals the extraordinary adventures of a woman before her time, the exhilaration of freedom and its cost, and the tenacity of the human spirit. Book discussions for this title will take place on Wednesday, July 25 at 1:30pm and Monday, July 30 at 6:30pm.  Both discussions will be taking place outside on our fantastic patio. We will be serving African food and sunny weather with a side of interesting conversation. This is a book discussion you definitely will not want to miss. We will close out the Summer Book Discussion Events with local author Mary Leary Becker's Happily Ever After Everyone Else: Julie's Story. If you are unable to attend the book discussion events in person, visit our book club blog at kplbookclub.blogspot.com.

Sign up for our exciting Adult Summer Reading Program! Read great books all summer for the opportunity to win an awesome kindle! All adults are invited to participate. In addition, we will be having one special book discussion each month this summer. For the month of June the featured title is Buy the Little Ones a Dolly, written by Wisconsin Dells' very own Rose Bingham. Discussions will be held on Monday, June 25 at 6:30 pm and Wednesday, June 27 at 1:30 pm at the library. As a special treat, Rose Bingham will be leading the discussions. If you can't make it in person, join the discussion on our online blog at kplbookclub.blogspot.com. In July we will be reading Circling the Sun by Paula McLain and in August we will be reading Happily Ever After Everyone Else by Mary Leary Becker and Diane St. Cyr Janelle.

For the month of May the Kilbourn Public Library Book Club will be reading Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human. It is a relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken and how far we will go to claim the lives we dream of. The Book Club will be discussing this book on Monday, May 21 at 6:30 pm and Wednesday, May 30 at 1:30 pm. Join us here at the library or participate with fellow readers by sending a comment to our book club blog at kplbookclub.blogspot.com. Everyone is welcome!

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