The Hudson Library’s "Between the Lines" book club has selected new titles to be discussed in the coming months, beginning Dec. 11 with the lighthearted "Today Will Be Different" by Maria Semple.
The New York Times calls this contemporary fiction "outrageously funny." Semple is the author of the best seller "Where’d You Go, Bernadette?"
The club will turn its attention to "The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley" by Hannah Tinti on Jan. 8. People magazine describes this road trip tale as "a shoot-em-up, a love story and a mystery, this is one heartwarming feast of a book."
The Pacific Northwest in the late 1800s is the setting for the adventure tale "To the Bright Edge of the World" by Eowyn Ivey, to be discussed Feb. 12. The Miami Herald says, "Ivey has created a world that is dangerous and beautiful, worrisome and satisfying, all in a novel that readers will not soon forget."
"Heroes of the Frontier" by Dave Eggers will be discussed the night of March 12.
"Among his bestselling literary fiction peers, Dave Eggers alone is engaged in a sustained effort to write about contemporary America," says The Los Angeles Times.
One of the best reviewed books of 2016, "News of the World" by Paulette Jiles, was a finalist for the National Book Award for fiction. This slim volume of historical fiction will be the topic at the April 9 meeting.
Entertainment Weekly’s No. 1 must-read book for fall , "Little Fires Everywhere," was penned by renowned local author Celeste Ng. "Little Fires" will be the focus of the May 14t meeting. Set in 1990s Shaker Heights, readers are bound to recognize many of the spots visited by the characters of this domestic drama. Ng’s previous book, "Things You Never Told Me," was a favorite of many book clubs.
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, people are 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.