Moran Prairie Library Book Club
Meet every fourth Tuesday of the month from 2–4 p.m., from May through August. Read the books then join fellow book lovers at the library to listen and share your thoughts. Experience the adventure of books you might not have discovered on your own and remember: There aren’t any right or wrong responses in literary interpretation - just differences of opinion!
May 22, “Orange is the New Black” by Piper Kerman. This biography is a compelling, often hilarious, and unfailingly compassionate portrait of life inside a woman’s prison.
June 26, “People of the Book” by Geraldine Brooks. In 1996, Hanna Heath, a young Australian book conservator, is called to analyze the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a priceless 600-year-old Jewish prayer book that has been salvaged from a destroyed Bosnian library. When Hanna discovers a series of artifacts in the ancient binding, she unwittingly exposes an international cover up.
July 24, “Dear Life: Stories by Alice Munro,” This collection of stories illuminates moments that shape a life, from a dream or a sexual act, to simple twists of fate that turn a person out of his or her accustomed path and into another way of being. Set in the countryside and towns of Lake Huron, these stories about departures and beginnings, accidents, dangers, and homecomings, both virtual and real, paint a portrait of how strange, dangerous and extraordinary the ordinary life can be.
Aug. 28, “Unbroken,” a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then on the ocean surface, a face appeared - Lt. Louis Zamperini. Captured by the Japanese and driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity and suffering with hope, resolve, and humor.