What we're about


This group is for those who love to read and discuss books. Books are selected by the group and we meet once a month. You just may end up loving something you would have never picked up.


• We look for well written thought provoking books. We stay away from chicklits and self-help books.

• We occasionally have group outings, such as Secret Santa or white-elephant holiday gift exchange, a movie, concert...

• We meet once a month; the 2nd or 3rd Sunday at Panera Bread in Deer Park. We may change the date if several members have a conflict, but we try to stick to one of those dates.

Upcoming events (4)

"The Perfect Mother" by Aimee Molloy

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May's book is "The Perfect Mother" by Aimee Molloy Will be on Saturday this month at 10 rather than Sunday due to Mothers day ----- Thriller that is also a movie starring Kerry Washington ----- AMAZON LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Mother-Novel-Aimee-Molloy-ebook/dp/B0727TNBG9/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1538307823&sr=8-1&keywords=the+perfect+mother ----- GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35887193-the-perfect-mother?from_search=true An addictive psychological thriller about a group of women whose lives become unexpectedly connected when one of their newborns goes missing. They call themselves the May Mothers—a collection of new moms who gave birth in the same month. Twice a week, with strollers in tow, they get together in Prospect Park, seeking refuge from the isolation of new motherhood; sharing the fears, joys, and anxieties of their new child-centered lives. When the group’s members agree to meet for drinks at a hip local bar, they have in mind a casual evening of fun, a brief break from their daily routine. But on this sultry Fourth of July night during the hottest summer in Brooklyn’s history, something goes terrifyingly wrong: one of the babies is abducted from his crib. Winnie, a single mom, was reluctant to leave six-week-old Midas with a babysitter, but the May Mothers insisted that everything would be fine. Now Midas is missing, the police are asking disturbing questions, and Winnie’s very private life has become fodder for a ravenous media. Though none of the other members in the group are close to the reserved Winnie, three of them will go to increasingly risky lengths to help her find her son. And as the police bungle the investigation and the media begin to scrutinize the mothers in the days that follow, damaging secrets are exposed, marriages are tested, and friendships are formed and fractured.

"The Tattooist of Auschwitz" by Heather Morris

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June's book is "The Tattooist of Auschwitz" by Heather Morris ---- This beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov—an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity ----- AMAZON LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Tattooist-Auschwitz-Novel-Heather-Morris-ebook/dp/B0756DZ4C1/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1547420782&sr=8-1&keywords=the+tattooist+of+auschwitz+by+heather+morris ----- GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38359036-the-tattooist-of-auschwitz

"The Story of Arthur Truluv" by Elizabeth Berg

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July's book is ""The Story of Arthur Truluv" by Elizabeth Berg ---- A beautiful, life-affirming novel about a remarkably loving man who creates for himself and others second chances at happiness. ----- AMAZON LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Story-Arthur-Truluv-Novel/dp/1524798711/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2MK44AWGT9SJW&keywords=the+story+of+arthur+truluv+elizabeth+berg&qid=1550408173&s=gateway&sprefix=the+story+of+%2Caps%2C163&sr=8-1 ----- GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32918898-the-story-of-arthur-truluv?ac=1&from_search=true

"The Great Believers" by Rebecca Makkai

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August's book is ""The Great Believers" by Rebecca Makkai a Chicago based author ---- A dazzling new novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris, by the acclaimed and award-winning author Rebecca Makkai. ----- AMAZON LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Great-Believers-Rebecca-Makkai-ebook/dp/B076GPPLPP/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+great+believers+by+rebecca+makkai&qid=1555287891&s=gateway&sr=8-1 ----- GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36739329-the-great-believers?from_search=true ---SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD ---A NEW YORK TIMES Selection for BEST 10 BOOKS OF THE YEAR

Past events (22)

"The Fourteenth of September" by Rita Dragonette

Terry's House in Kildeer - near Kemper Lakes

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