Read Along with the AM Book Club

Posted Jul 15, 2016

This week’s #FridayReads feature upcoming titles for our AM Book Club.  The AM Book Club meets the third Thursday of every month at 11:00 AM, and you should join us!  We’re a friendly group of book lovers that like to discuss books, explore ideas, and make new friends. 

Pick up a copy of the latest AM Book Club pick at our customer service desk or give us a call at 414 847-267, and we would be happy to put one on hold for you!


Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry

Discovering an abandoned newborn while working behind the tenement houses of late-19th-century New York, Sylvan finds his life intertwined with that of a sideshow performer's daughter and a woman wrongly trapped in a lunatic asylum.



Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Separated by differing ambitions after falling in love in occupied Nigeria, beautiful Ifemelu experiences triumph and defeat in America, while Obinze endures an undocumented status in London until the pair is reunited in their homeland fifteen years later.



Rosemary: The Hidden Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson

Based on correspondence, entries in Rose Kennedy's diaries, and family interviews, describes the plight of a woman who was intellectually disabled and kept hidden by her family after she received a lobotomy at age twenty-three.


The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

Considered the very first detective novel in the English language, this classic story, reissued for a new generation of readers, follows Rachel Verinder who inherits a mystical yellow diamond sought after by a group of Hindu priests who have waited for centuries to reclaim their ancient talisman.


Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

Leaving her home in post-World War II Ireland to work as a bookkeeper in Brooklyn, Eilis Lacey discovers a new romance in America with a charming blond Italian man before devastating news threatens her happiness.


Book summaries borrowed from CountyCat.

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