The Hudson Library's Between the Lines Book Club has selected new titles to be discussed in the coming months, beginning on July 10 when the Club will discuss the 2016 National Book Award Winner "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead. Michael Schaub of NPR calls it "an American masterpiece, as much a searing document of a cruel history as a uniquely brilliant work of fiction."
"A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles will be the focus on Aug. 14.
This New York Times bestseller was chosen as a "Best Book of the Year" by NPR, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Full of humor and intrigue, the book tells the tale of a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin.
On Sept. 11 the club will discuss "A Tale for the Time Being" by Ruth Ozeki. Nominated for both the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, it is described as "An exquisite novel: funny, tragic, hard-edged and ethereal at once," by the Los Angeles Times.
"Commonwealth" by Ann Patchett is the selection for the Oct. 9 meeting. Called " impossible to put down" by the New York Times, it is "a funny, sad, and ultimately heart-wrenching family portrait," according to Publisher's Weekly.
On Nov. 13 the club turns its attention to the best seller "Lincoln in the Bardo" by George Saunders.
The author is known for his short stories, and this is his first novel. The imaginative interaction between Abraham Lincoln and his deceased son provides for a book that's "Ingenious," according to Vogue magazine.
The lighthearted "Today Will Be Different" by Maria Semple will be the focus of the Dec. 11 meeting. The New York Times calls this book "Outrageously funny." Semple is the author of the best seller "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?"
The book club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, in the Eldredge Room on the second floor of the library.
No registration is required. Even if you haven't finished the book, you're welcome to listen and participate.
New members are always welcome.
Copies of the next month's book are available at the Circulation Desk. Audio copies and large print also may be available.
Call 330-653-6658, ext. 1010, for more information.