The Wandering Book Club
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Bistro on Main, 1313 W. Main St. in Kent
Wednesday, May 9: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.
Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.
We will also finish our discussion of Prairie Fires by Caroline Fraser.
Mahoning Valley Book Club
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Stonebridge Grill & Tavern
1497 Boardman-Canfield Rd.
Next to Handel's on Rt. 224 on the Canfield/Boardman border
Restaurant phone: (330) 629-8040
Monday, May 14: Long Way Down
by Jason Reynolds
An ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, this is National Book Award Finalist and New York Times bestseller Jason Reynolds’s fiercely stunning novel that takes place in sixty potent seconds—the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he’s going to murder the guy who killed his brother.
~ Simon & Schuster