What we're about

Do you love to read thought provoking books? Does the thought of discussing them over a glass of fine wine fill you with joy and a sense that all is right with the world? Well we may be the group for you!

We are a welcoming group of individuals who meet each month to discuss, debate, laugh and share meaningful insights about our book of the month. Our members submit intriguing fictional and non-fictional book suggestions (recent releases as well as an occasional classic ) and new members often comment on how much they love our lineup. We also try to do a monthly social get together to promote friendship within the group. The people who join are bright, witty and have so many insights to share that it's a shame to limit our get togethers to just the book club.

Our meetup place of choice is Roberto's Ristorante at 483 Spring Rd. in Elmhurst. The wine, the small plates and the atmosphere, along with our monthly book discussions are truly to be savored.

We look forward to having new members join us. Please note, however, we are all about active involvement and thought provoking discussion. It is difficult to run a book club without that. Our expectation is that our members will attend at least 3 to 4 of our meetups or social outings per year. If this sounds good to you, we would love to have you join us!

Upcoming events (2)

"Lucy Gayheart" by Willa Cather

Elmhurst

Join your book club friends in a lively discussion via Zoom of "Lucy Gayheart" by Pulitzer Prize award winning author, Willa Cather. Cather is recognized for her talent of conveying an intimate understanding of her characters in relation to their physical and cultural environments. This novel is set in both the pioneer prairies of Nebraska and the growing city of Chicago. And, because some of our members like to be surprised, that is all that we will reveal of the plot in this announcement!

For our meeting, we will again log on to the Elmhurst Public Library virtual meeting rooms. Let the librarian who greets you know that you are attending West Suburban Books/"Lucy Gayheart." They will assign you to a breakout room. Click the button that appears on your screen to enter our breakout room.

Access The library by clicking the following link from your Computer/Mobile Device:
http://elmlib.org/videochat There may be a delay in connecting. Be patient.

From this page, click on the link for "Virtual Meeting Rooms" or "Information Desk Video Chat"

If clicking one of those links does not automatically open the meeting, attendees can join by starting Zoom and entering the Meeting Number and Password.
Meeting Number:[masked]
Password:[masked]

"The Henna Artist" by Alka Joshi

Elmhurst

Join your book club friends via Zoom to enjoy some wine and discuss "The Henna Artist" by Alka Joshi . This is your opportunity to enjoy a fabulous look into the post-commonwealth culture of India in the 1950s. Per one review, "vibrant characters, evocative imagery, and sumptuous prose create a satisfying, unforgettable tale."

Netflix is currently developing a series of "The Henna Artist." Freida Pinto, of "Slumdog Millionaire," will be the star and executive producer. Additionally, the book appears to be very popular at this time, so you may want to put in an early request if you are borrowing the book from your library.

For our meeting, we will again log on to the Elmhurst Public Library virtual meeting rooms. Let the librarian who greets you know that you are attending West Suburban Books/"The Henna Artist." They will assign you to a breakout room. Click the button that appears on your screen to enter our breakout room.

Access The library by clicking the following link from your Computer/Mobile Device:
http://elmlib.org/videochat
There may be a delay in connecting. Be patient.

From this page, click on the link for "Virtual Meeting Rooms" or "Information Desk Video Chat"

If clicking one of those links does not automatically open the meeting, attendees can join by starting Zoom and entering the Meeting Number and Password.
Meeting Number:[masked]
Password:[masked]

Past events (173)

"Snow Country" by Yasunari Kawabata

Elmhurst

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