“He Said, She Said” Book Discussion Recap

book discussion Syosset Public Library’s annual “He Said, She Said” Book Discussion was held this past December.  Adult Services Librarians Sonia Grgas, Ralph Guiteau, Ed Goldberg and Lisa Jones discussed the National Book Award winning novel The Round House by Louise Erdrich.

round houseMost of the group enjoyed The Round House and a lively discussion of the book ensued. The group most identified and felt a connection to the character Joe. Some of the characters that appeared in Erdrich’s The Plague of Doves reappear in this novel.  A third novel to complete the trilogy is in the works.  For more information regarding Louise Erdrich and her novels, please visit www.Birchbarkbooks.com.  If your book group would like to use The Round House for a book discussion, Readers’ Services will arrange for enough copies and assist with all information you might need.

After discussing the book we went through the list of all the SPL book discussions, both afternoon and evening, that were held during 2013.  Some of the group’s favorite book discussions were In The Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, and The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar. It was truly a year of great books and great book discussions.

 Syosset Public Library’s Book Discussions in 2013

 The Widower’s Tale by Julia Glass

Next to Love by Ellen Feldman

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

Sutton by J.R. Moehringer

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain

The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner

The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar

The Ghost Writer by Philip Roth

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

The Round House by Louise Erdrich

– posted by Lisa J., Readers’ Services

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