FOPAL Book Club


Join the stimulating discussions at the FOPAL Book Club! The club, which has been meeting for over 18 years, meets the second Thursday of every month in a meeting room at the Palo Alto Art Center located at 1313 Newell Road. We meet from 7:30 PM to around 8:45 PM and generally have a volunteer leader. We invite all of our members, once they have tried out the club, to become members of the Friends of the Palo Alto Library. Otherwise, there is no charge to join. We love diversity, all adults are welcome to come! Questions? E-mail the current club president, Emily Young, or call 650-856-9571.

May 2019 — March 2020 Selections:

May 9: Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart by James R. Doty, M.D., non-fiction, 288 pages. — Barbara Levin

June 13: Now in November by Josephine Johnson, fiction, 292 pages

July 11: Educated by Tara Westover, non-fiction, 336 pages

August 8: Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín, fiction, 400 pages

September 12: The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers, non-fiction, 352 pages

October 10: Circe by Madeline Miller, fiction, 416 pages

November 14: The Children of Willesden Lane – Beyond the Kindertransport by Mona Golabek, fiction, 288 pages

December 12: Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao’s Revolution by Helen Zia, non-fiction, 544 pages

January 9: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, fiction, 334 pages

February 13: The Library Book by Susan Orlean, non-fiction, 336 pages

March 12: Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land, non-fiction, 288 pages

April 9: Selection of books for May 2020-March 2021