First Thursday Book Discussion – Columbia
At the Columbia Public Library at noon on the first Thursday of each month.
- April 2019: “The Leavers” by Lisa Ko
When 11-year-old Deming Guo’s mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant, never returns home from her job one day, her son is left with no one to care for him. Eventually adopted by two white college professors in a small upstate New York town, Deming has to forge a new life after all he knows is taken away.
- May 2019: “Wave” by Sonalia Deraniyagala
On the morning of December 26, 2004, on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Sonali Deraniyagala lost her parents, her husband, and her two young sons in the tsunami she miraculously survived. In this brave and searingly frank memoir, she describes those first horrifying moments and her long journey since.
First Thursday Book Discussion – Fulton
At the Callaway County Public Library at noon on the first Thursday of each month.
- April 2019: “The Story of Arthur Truluv” by Elizabeth Berg
When widower Arthur Moses meets Maddy, a troubled teen, an unlikely friendship develops that changes both their lives.
- May 2019: “The Good Byline: A Riley Ellison Mystery” by Jill Orr
In this debut novel, we meet Riley Ellison, a small town girl who gets involved in investigating the death of a childhood friend.
Pick-Your-Own Book Club
At the Southern Boone County Public Library on the fourth Tuesday of each month. We pick a theme, and you choose a book that’s related. Pick any fiction or nonfiction title to read, and then come discuss it with the group.
- March 2019 theme: women’s’ history
- April 2019 theme: April showers
- May 2019 theme: May flowers