Book Club

2018 Reading List

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 mortonjameslibrary@gmail.com

 April 17, 2018 –  Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

In his phenomenal debut novel—a mesmerizing literary thriller about the bond between two brothers and the evil they face in a small North Carolina town.

Author Wiley Cash adeptly captures the rhythms of Appalachian speech, narrating his atmospheric novel in the voices of three characters: 81-year-old Adelaide Lyle, who represents the moral conscience of the community; the adolescent Jess Hall, who has a dangerous knack for discovering things adults would rather keep hidden; and the middle-aged sheriff Clem Barefield, who has never recovered from a loss he suffered years ago.

A riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. Mia Warren carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to   upset this carefully ordered community. Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of long-held secrets, the ferocious pull of motherhood and the danger of believing that planning and following the rules can avert disaster, or heartbreak.

May 15, 2018 – A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash

In his phenomenal debut novel—a mesmerizing literary thriller about the bond between two brothers and the evil they face in a small North Carolina town.

Author Wiley Cash adeptly captures the rhythms of Appalachian speech, narrating his atmospheric novel in the voices of three characters: 81-year-old Adelaide Lyle, who represents the moral conscience of the community; the adolescent Jess Hall, who has a dangerous knack for discovering things adults would rather keep hidden; and the middle-aged sheriff Clem Barefield, who has never recovered from a loss he suffered years ago.