Take a break from the summer heat and join us in July for a Plano Public Library Book Club meeting. Do you have a taste for thrillers? Are you a literature lover? Mad about mysteries? Whatever your preferences, we have a book club for you. Choose from one of these selections or come and share your own recent reads. Check out your July picks and get ready to read and discuss.
Tuesday, July 11 at 7pm
Meets in-person at Schimelpfenig Library
Silverview by John le Carré
Julian Lawndsley has renounced his high-flying job in the city for a simpler life running a bookshop in a small English seaside town. But only a couple of months into his new career, Julian’s evening is disrupted by a visitor who seems to know a lot about Julian’s family and is rather too interested in the inner workings of his modest new enterprise. When a letter turns up at the door of a spy chief in London warning him of a dangerous leak, the investigations lead him to this quiet town by the sea . . .
Thursday, July 13 at 7pm
Meeting virtually – register here
Read and discuss great Chinese books you’ve read
Thursday, July 20 at 7pm
What Mystery Are You Reading Now?
Come and discuss a mystery you are reading now or have read recently.
Thursday, July 27 at 12pm
Meets in-person at Parr Library
An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic by Daniel Adam Mendelsohn
When eighty-one-year-old Jay Mendelsohn decides to enroll in the Odyssey seminar his son teaches, the two find themselves on an adventure as profoundly emotional as it is intellectual. Through the sometimes uncomfortable months that the two men explore Homer’s great work together—first in the classroom, and then during a surprise-filled Mediterranean journey retracing Odysseus’s famous voyages—it becomes clear that Daniel has much to learn, too: Jay’s responses to both the text and the travels gradually uncover long-buried secrets that allow the son to understand his difficult father at last.