Souper Book Club
WELCOME BACK BOOK CLUB MEMBERS!
Our next book club will meet on November 18th. from 12:00pm-1:00pm
Soup will be served.
ADULT programming & services
Souper Book Club
The Souper Book Club meets the third Thursday of every month, from 12:00-1:00pm for a bowl of soup and a lively discussion of our current book. It is a unique club that focuses exclusively on reading debut novels. The goal is to stretch the reading experience beyond normal boundaries and comfort zones and maybe, just maybe find a brand-new favorite author.
Book of the Month
An unforgettable and heartwarming debut about how a chance encounter with a list of library books helps forge an unlikely friendship between two very different people in a London suburb.
Widower Mukesh lives a quiet life in the London Borough of Ealing after losing his beloved wife. He shops every Wednesday, goes to Temple, and worries about his granddaughter, Priya, who hides in her room reading while he spends his evenings watching nature documentaries.
Aleisha is a bright but anxious teenager working at the local library for the summer when she discovers a crumpled-up piece of paper in the back of To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s a list of novels that she’s never heard of before. Intrigued, and a little bored with her slow job at the checkout desk, she impulsively decides to read every book on the list, one after the other. As each story gives up its magic, the books transport Aleisha from the painful realities she’s facing at home.
When Mukesh arrives at the library, desperate to forge a connection with his bookworm granddaughter, Aleisha passes along the reading list…hoping that it will be a lifeline for him too. Slowly, the shared books create a connection between two lonely souls, as fiction helps them escape their grief and everyday troubles and find joy again.