First Tuesday of the Month
Aspen Drive Library Meeting Room
701 Aspen Dr., Vernon Hills, IL 60061
October 2 | REGISTER
Educated by Tara Westover
A recent Cambridge University doctorate’s wrenching account of her childhood and youth in a strict Mormon family in a remote region of Idaho. Experiencing formal education for the first time at age 18, Tara Westover’s one-of-a-kind memoir is an astonishing account of deprivation, confusion, survival, and success.
November 6 | REGISTER
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. As they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined: Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years in prison for a crime Celestial knows he did not commit.
December 4 | REGISTER
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
A classic work of speculative fiction. In the not-too-distant future, a new social order has severely curtailed the rights of women, and the class of Handmaids exists to bear the children of the elite. A Handmaid named Offred is determined to survive the terrifying world she lives in, and find the daughter that was taken from her.