Posted Jan 20, 2017
Wondering what to read next or looking to try something new? Check out what our AM Book Club is reading!
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!
Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of twenty-four years. At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with an electric thrill we understand that things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed.
Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Gawande asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.
A Chinese peasant overcomes the forces of nature and the frailties of human nature to become a wealthy landowner.
A curmudgeon hides a terrible personal loss beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior while clashing with new neighbors, a boisterous family whose chattiness and habits lead to unexpected friendship.
A Harvard sociologist examines the challenge of eviction as a formidable cause of poverty in America, revealing how millions of people are wrongly forced from their homes and reduced to cycles of extreme disadvantage that are reinforced by dysfunctional legal systems.
Book summaries borrowed from CountyCat.