Syosset Public Library owns sets of book that are exclusively for local book clubs to check out for their discussions. Discussion questions are included in the set, along with biographical and critical material. Readers’ Services has added the following titles to our Book Club in a Bag collection:
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
“A baseball star at a small college near Lake Michigan launches a routine throw that goes disastrously off course and inadvertently changes the lives of five people, including the college president, a gay teammate, and the president’s daughter.” (From the publisher)
Maus: A Survivor’s Tale I, My Father Bleeds History and Maus: A Survivor’s Tale II, And Here My Troubles Begin Graphic biographies written and illustrated by Art Spiegelman.
Maus I: “The author-illustrator traces his father’s imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp through a series of disarming and unusual cartoons arranged to tell the story as a novel.” (From the publisher)
Maus II: “A narrative sequel to Maus captures the experience of the Holocaust as it chronicles the continuing story of Vladek, who survives Auschwitz, is reunited with his beloved Anja, and sires young Art.” (From the publisher)
Next to Love by Ellen Feldman
“Follows the stories of three young couples whose lives are irrevocably changed in the years following World War II, a period during which they struggle with difficult losses and witness profound transformations in American culture.” (From the publisher)
Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman
“Traces the author’s upbringing in a Hasidic community in Brooklyn, describing the strict rules that governed her life, arranged marriage at the age of seventeen, and the birth of her son, which led to her plan to leave and forge her own path in life.” (From the publisher)
Please contact Readers’ Services, 921-7161, ext 241 or 239
to reserve a book for your Book Club.
The revised Book Club in a Bag Pamphlet is available
at the Readers’ Services desk.
– posted by Evelyn, Readers’ Services