"A country's literature is a crystal ball into which its people may look to find some foretaste of their future."
- - Robertson Davies
The Friends sponsors Page Turners, a book club focused on general interest reading, fiction and nonfiction. The participants suggest titles and take turns leading the discussion. It has been meeting monthly since 2006, on the 2nd Monday, 3:00-5:00 pm, in the Library Meeting Room. Thus far, they have read and enthusiastically discussed the books listed below. For their current and future readings, see below also.
Feel free to email your Book Club questions, comments, or ideas – to our Book Club Chair at bookclubs@ETLlibraryFriends.org .
Upcoming dates and selections
The next Page Turners book club meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 9, at 3pm. We will be reading My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams by Abigail and John Adams (not to be confused with the book by (L. Withey) to discuss at our July 9 meeting, hosted by Elle. We will also be selecting the books for us to read for August and September. Due to a schedule glitch, we will be meeting in the Tarzana library's staff lounge instead of our regular spot. If you don't know where that is, just ask when you get to the library.
Paul Beatty - The Sellout
Alan Bennett - Uncommon Reader
William Kent Krueger - Ordinary Grace
Amor Towles - A Gentleman in Moscow
Jeannette Walls - Half Broke Horses
Fredrik Backman - A Man Called Ove
Diane Chamberlain - The Silent Sister
Marisa Silver - Mary Coin
Dolen Perkins-Valdez - Wench
Louise Erdrich - La Rose
Jillian Cantor - The Hours Count
Daniel Brown - Boys in the Boat
Susan Meissner - Secrets of a Charmed Life
Alice Hoffman - The Marriage of Opposites
Christina Stead - The Man Who Loved Children
Isabel Allende - The Japanese Lover
Kristin Hannah - The Nightingale
Camron Wright - The Rent Collector
Alice Hoffman - The Museum of Extraordinary Things