Would you be interested in joining a book club?
Book clubs are a wonderful way to share your insights, opinions, and love of the written word.
The Friends of the Library Book Club invite you to join them the 3rd Wednesday of every other month for an informal review of selected books. The group chooses an array of popular, literary, and intellectual titles along with notable authors for their discussions. If you would like to be a part of this group the next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 17th at 12:30 p.m. in the lower level of the library.
The book for discussion is A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.
A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.
Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell, but must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?
Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations.