Book Club

The Morton-James Public Library Book Club meets on the third Thursday of the month at 2:00 pm in the Kimmel Gallery. New members and visitors are always welcome. Some titles are available in print and CD as well as an ebook through OverDrive. If you would like to be added to the reading list contact the library at 402-873-5609 or email

The 2020 Book Club Reading List

May 19, 2020

Then She Was Gone By Lisa Jewell

 Ellie Mack was fifteen, the youngest of three.   Beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She was days away from summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone.

Now, her mother Laurel Mack is trying to put her life back together. It’s been ten years since her daughter disappeared, seven years since her marriage ended, and only months since the last clue in Ellie’s case was unearthed.

So when she meets a charming man, Laurel is surprised how quickly their flirtation develops into something deeper. Who is Floyd? And why does his daughter remind Laurel of her missing  daughter? Where did Ellie go? Did she really run away from home or was it something sinister?

June 16, 2020

 Winter Garden By Kristin Hannah

 At once an epic love story set in World War II Russia and an intimate portrait of contemporary mothers and daughters poised at the crossroads of their lives, it explores the heartbreak of war, the cost of survival and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit.

Loss and old age have taken a toll on Anya Whitson. At last, she will reach out to her         estranged daughters. In a halting, uncertain voice, she begins to weave a fable about a    beautiful Russian girl who lived in Leningrad a lifetime ago…

In a quest to uncover the truth, Nina and Meredith discover a secret so shocking, so impossible to believe, it shakes the foundation of their family.