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

Book Club selection for the November 13, 2018 meeting will be The Leavers by Lisa Ko. 

Deming Guo’s mother, Polly, an undocumented Chinese immigrant, goes to her job at a nail salon—and never comes home. No one can find any trace of her.

With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left mystified and bereft. Eventually adopted by a pair of well-meaning white professors, Deming is moved from the Bronx to a small town upstate and renamed Daniel      Wilkinson. Daniel struggles to reconcile his adoptive parents’ desire that he assimilate with his memories of his mother and the community he left behind.

Told from the perspective of both Daniel—as he grows into a directionless young man—and Polly. Loving and selfish, determined and frightened, Polly is forced to make one heart wrenching choice after another.