Suspense/Thriller Book Club

Meets the second Thursday of each month at 5:15pm (unless noted).

Next meeting:
Thursday, September 14 @ 5:15pm

September’s Selection: “The Husband” by Dean Koontz

“What would you do for love? Would you die? Would you kill?

“So, we have your wife. You can get her back for 2 million cash.”

Landscape gardener Mitchell Rafferty thinks it must be some kind of a joke. He was busy planting flower beds for one of his clients when his phone rang. Now he’s standing in a normal suburban neighborhood on a bright summer day having a phone conversation out of his darkest nightmare.  Whoever is on the other end of the line is dead serious. “See that guy across the street?” Rifle fire shatters the stillness as the man goes down, shot in the head. “An object lesson.”  The caller doesn’t care that Mitch has no way of raising such a vast sum. He’s confident that Mitch will find a way. If he loves his wife enough.  Mitch does love her enough. He’s got sixty hours to prove it. He’ll pay anything. He’ll pay a lot more. than two million dollars.”

Pick up your copy at the Circulation Desk. Generally, large print and audiobooks are also available. This title is not available on Hoopla.

October’s Selection: “An Unwanted Guest” by Shari Lapena

Daytime Discussions

Meets the fourth Monday of each month at 10:30am (unless noted).

Next meeting:
Monday, September 25 @ 10:30am

September’s Selection: “Under A White Sky” by Elizabeth Kolbert

“That man should have dominion “over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth” is a prophecy that has hardened into fact. So pervasive are human impacts on the planet that it’s said we live in a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene. In Under a White Sky, Elizabeth Kolbert takes a hard look at the new world we are creating. Along the way, she meets biologists who are trying to preserve the world’s rarest fish, which lives in a single tiny pool in the middle of the Mojave; engineers who are turning carbon emissions to stone in Iceland; Australian researchers who are trying to develop a “super coral” that can survive on a hotter globe; and physicists who are contemplating shooting tiny diamonds into the stratosphere to cool the earth.

One way to look at human civilization, says Kolbert, is as a ten-thousand-year exercise in defying nature. In The Sixth Extinction, she explored the ways in which our capacity for destruction has reshaped the natural world. Now she examines how the very sorts of interventions that have imperiled our planet are increasingly seen as the only hope for its salvation. By turns inspiring, terrifying, and darkly comic, Under a White Sky is an utterly original examination of the challenges we face.”

Pick up your copy at the Circulation Desk. Generally, large print and audiobooks are also available.  This title is not available on Hoopla.

October’s Selection: “The Personal Librarian” by Marie Benedict