As a rule, the Crandall Public Library Monday Evening Book Discussion Group meets on the third Monday of each month to examine books worthy of intelligent and impassioned discussion. All meetings are scheduled for 6:30, and convene in the Holden Room. A list of past titles read by the group can be found here. A list of upcoming selections and event dates can be found below.
January 12, 2015
Author: Julia Spencer-Fleming
Fiction: 308 pages
From the Back Cover: “Heavy Snow…Icy Desires…Cold-Blooded Murder
“Clare Fergusson, St. Alban’s new priest, fits like a square peg in the conservative Episcopal parish at Miller’s Kill, New York. She is not just a “lady,” she’s a tough ex Army chopper pilot, and nobody’s fool. Then a newborn infant left at the church door brings her together with the town’s police chief, Russ Van Alstyne, who’s also ex-Army and a cynical good shepherd for the stray sheep of his hometown. Their search for the baby’s mother quickly leads them into the secrets that shadow Miller’s Kill like the ever-present Adirondacks. What they discover is a world of trouble, an attraction to each other-and murder…”
February 9, 2015
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Essay: 50 pages
The Case for Reparations was trumpeted well in advance of its publication via a most provocative trailer. It made its literary debut as the feature piece for the June 2014 issue of The Atlantic magazine. It blew me away shortly thereafter. The subtitle says it all. Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole. Compelling, controversial, and certain to generate a memorable discussion. Let’s talk about it.
March 16, 2015