FOPAL Book Club


Join the stimulating discussions at the FOPAL Book Club! The club, which has been meeting for over 15 years, meets the second Thursday of every month in the 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 new members to join the organization: Friends of the Palo Alto Library (if they would like but this is once they have tried out the club), 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 2017 — March 2018 Selections:

May 11: Euphoria by Lily King, fiction, 288 pages. — Sylvia Gartner

June 8: Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death and Redemption in an American Prison by Shaka Senghor, non-fiction, 288 pages — Ruth Causey

July 13: A Bell for Adano by John Hershey, fiction, 269 pages — Marilyn Williams

August 10: The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls, non-fiction, 289 pages — Barbara Levin

September 9: Nobody’s Fool by Richard Russo, fiction, 549 pages — Isabel Peterson

October 12: Don’t Think of An Elephant: know your values and frame the debate: the essential guide for progressives by George Lakoff, non-fiction, 144 pages — Mary Rather

November 9: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, fiction, 320 pages — Emily Young

December 14: Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild, non-fiction, 288 pages — Ellie Heister

January 11: News of the World by Paulette Jiles, fiction, 209 pages — Isabel Peterson

February 8: Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle, non-fiction, 240 pages — Gayle Pershing

March 8: Vinegar Girl: The Taming of the Shrew Retold by Anne Tyler, fiction, 256 pages — Susan Bradley

April 12: Selection of books for May 2018-March 2019