First Tuesday of the Month
Aspen Drive Library Meeting Room
701 Aspen Dr., Vernon Hills, IL 60061
No Meeting in January
February 5 | REGISTER
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
An entertaining and uplifting read. Count Alexander Rostov is forced to live under house arrest in The Metropol, a famous hotel in Moscow across the street from the Kremlin. Some of Russia’s most turbulent decades happen outside the hotel, while some of Rostov’s biggest emotional discoveries happen inside.
March 5 | REGISTER
The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott
In early 20th-century Brooklyn, a depressed young man commits suicide in his dilapidated apartment. The nuns of the Nursing Sisters of the Poor, who help feed and care for the poor and sick in the Irish-Catholic American Community, step in and take his widow and newborn daughter under their wing.
April 2 | REGISTER
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Jojo, a 13-year-old African American boy, lives with his grandparents and his baby sister, while their drug addicted mother, Leonie, drifts in and out of their lives. When the white father of the children is released from prison, Leonie takes the children on a road trip to the Mississippi State Penitentiary, a journey rife with both danger and promise.
May 7 | REGISTER
The Widows of Malabar Hill
1920’s India: Perveen Mistry, Bombay’s only female lawyer, is investigating a suspicious will on behalf of three Muslim widows living in full purdah when the case takes a turn for the murderous.