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 Thursday of every other month for an informal review of selected books. Meetings are in January, March, May, July, September, November. 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, Jan 17th at 1:00 p.m. in the lower level of the library.
The book for discussion is Rules of Civility by Amor Towles.
On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar with her boardinghouse roommate stretching three dollars as far as it will go when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker with royal blue eyes and a tempered smile, happens to sit at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a yearlong journey from a Wall Street secretarial pool toward the upper echelons of New York society and the executive suites of Condé Nast–rarefied environs where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve.
Wooed in turn by a shy, principled multi-millionaire and an irrepressible Upper East Side ne’er-do-well, befriended by a single-minded widow who is ahead of her time, and challenged by an imperious mentor, Katey experiences firsthand the poise secured by wealth and station and the failed aspirations that reside just below the surface. Even as she waits for circumstances to bring Tinker back into her life, she begins to realize how our most promising choices inevitably lay the groundwork for our regrets.