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 Fireside Room at the Lucie Stern Center in Palo Alto. We meet from 7:30 PM to around 8:45 PM. We generally have a volunteer leader. We ask all our members to join the Friends of the Palo Alto Library as members (once you have tried out the club), otherwise there is no charge to join the club. We love diversity, all adults are welcome to come!

Questions? E-mail the current club president, Emily Young, or call 650-856-9571.

May 2016 — March 2017 Selections:

May 12: How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland’s Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe by Thomas Cahill, non-fiction, 246 pages. — Marge Speidel

June 9: Dancing at the Rascal Fair by Ivan Doig, fiction, 405 pages — Barbara Levin

July 14: Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World by Anthony Doerr, non-fiction, 210 pages — Grady Case

August 11: Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan, fiction, 608 pages — Barbara Levin

September 8: Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King, non-fiction, 448 pages — Ellie Helster

October 13: Some Luck by Jane Smiley, fiction, 416 pages — Ruth Causey

November 10: Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson, fiction, 288 pages — Jan Pendelton

December 8: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, non-fiction, 473 pages — Marilyn Williams

January 12: The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara, fiction, 368 pages — Sylvia Gartner

February 9: The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson, non-fiction, 640 pages — Marilyn Williams

March 9: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, fiction, 336 pages — Susan Bradley

April 13: Selection of books for May 2017-March 2018