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 of our members to become members of the Friends of the Palo Alto Library (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 2018 — March 2019 Selections:

May 10: Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher, fiction, 180 pages. — Emily Young

June 14: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, fiction, 525 pages — Sylvia Gartner

July 12: American Nations, a History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin Woodward, non-fiction, 384 pages — Susan Bradley

August 9: Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart, fiction, 448 pages — No discussion leader as yet

September 13: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, fiction, 462 pages — No discussion leader as yet

October 11: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, memoir, 304 pages — Mary Ratner

November 8: The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck, non-fiction, 464 pages — Mary Rather

December 13: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly, fiction, 512 pages — Barbara Levin

January 10: A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry, fiction, 603 pages — Sylvia Gartner

February 14: Birds Without Wings by Louis de Bernieres, fiction, 576 pages — Susan Bradley

March 14: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee, fiction, 512 pages — Ellie Heister

April 11: Selection of books for May 2019-March 2020