Adult Book Club

Our book club currently meets in the library garden on the third Tuesday and Thursday of the month. Please RSVP to Jen at jbremer@delafieldlibrary.org

2021 Selections:

Evicted by Matthew Desmond


Tuesday, January 19th at noon &
Thursday, January 21st at 6:30 PM

A sociologist follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads, transforming our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st-century America's most devastating problems.

Circe by Madeline Miller


Tuesday, February 16th at noon &
Thursday, February 18th at 6:30 PM

Follows the banished witch daughter of Titans as she hones her powers and interacts with famous mythological beings before a conflict with one of the most vengeful Olympians forces her to choose between the worlds of the gods and mortals.

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown


Tuesday, March 16th at noon &
Thursday, March 18th at 6:30 PM

Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives.

And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman


Thursday, April 15th at 6:30 PM &
Tuesday, April 20th at noon

An exquisitely moving portrait of an elderly man’s struggle to hold on to his most precious memories, and his family’s efforts to care for him even as they must find a way to let go.

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett


Tuesday, May 18th at noon &
Thursday, May 20th at 6:30 PM

Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. A richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go.

Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore


Tuesday, June 15th at noon &
Thursday, June 17th at 6:30 PM

As the countdown to the New Year begins, soon-to-be-19 Oona Lockhart faints and awakens 32 years in the future in her 51-year-old body; and, greeted by a friendly stranger in a beautiful house she’s told is her own, Oona learns that with each passing year she will leap to another age at random.

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles


Thursday, July 15th at 6:30 PM &
Tuesday, July 20th at noon

A chance encounter with a handsome banker in a jazz bar on New Year's Eve 1938 catapults Wall Street secretary Katey Kontent into the upper echelons of New York society, where she befriends a shy multi-millionaire, an Upper East Side ne'er-do-well, and a single-minded widow.

The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi


Tuesday, August 17th at noon &
Thursday, August 19th at 6:30 PM

After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Before long, a sinister creature lures the kids' mom through a door in the basement. Em and Navin, desperate not to lose her, follow her into an underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals....

Never Let me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro


Thursday, September 16th at 6:30 PM &
Tuesday, September 21st at noon

A reunion with two childhood friends--Ruth and Tommy--draws Kath and her companions on a nostalgic odyssey into the supposedly idyllic years of their lives at Hailsham, an isolated private school in the serene English countryside, and a dramatic confrontation with the truth about their childhoods and about their lives in the present.

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn


Tuesday, October 19th at noon &
Thursday, October 21st at 6:30 PM

An agoraphobic recluse languishes in her New York City home, drinking wine and spying on her neighbors, before witnessing a terrible crime through her window that exposes her secrets and raises questions about her perceptions of reality.

A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick


Tuesday, November 16th at noon &
Thursday, November 18th at 6:30 PM

Ralph Truitt, a wealthy businessman with a troubled past who lives in a remote nineteenth-century Wisconsin town, has advertised for a reliable wife; and his ad is answered by Catherine Land, a woman who makes every effort to hide her own dark secrets.

When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole


Tuesday, December 14th at noon (note: one week early) &
Thursday, December 16th at 6:30 PM

Finding unexpected support from a new friend while collecting stories from her rapidly vanishing Brooklyn community, Sydney uncovers sinister truths about a regional gentrification project and why her neighbors are moving away.


Selections from past years

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