The Upper Moreland Free Public Library holds monthly book discussion meetings for anyone who wants thoughtful discussion and great company. Our Evening Book Discussion Group meets the fourth or last Wednesday of every month from 7:00-8:15pm.
We also have a Daytime Book Discussion Group that meets on the first Thursday of every month from 2:30-3:45pm.
Wednesday, April 24. 7:00-8:15pm.
City of Light by Lauren Belfer ~ 503 pages, © 2005
In 1901 Buffalo, New York, Louisa Barrett, the progressive headmistress of the exclusive Macaulay School for Girls, stumbles upon a secret involving the powerful members of her school board that could destroy everything for which she has worked as well as her relationship with her goddaughter and the child’s widowed father.
Wednesday, May 29. 7:00-8:15pm.
River of Doubt by Candice Millard ~ 416 pages, © 2005
A stirring narrative of a real-life adventure chronicles the 1914 expedition of Theodore Roosevelt into the unexplored heart of the Amazon basin to explore and map the little-known region surrounding a tributary called the River of Doubt, detailing the dangerous conditions they faced–white-water rapids, starvation, illness, jungle menaces, and Indian attacks–to accomplish their goal.
Wednesday, June 26. 7:00-8:15pm.
Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff ~ 394 pages, © 2011
This telling of Cleopatra’s story separates fact from fiction to reconstruct the life of the most influential woman of her era, revealing her as a complex woman and shrewd monarch whose life and death reshaped the ancient world.
Wednesday, July 31. 7:00-8:15pm.
Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland ~ 434 pages, © 2008
Meeting his closest friends for a summer lunch on a café terrace along the Seine, master Impressionist painter Auguste Renoir undertakes the most challenging project of his career while struggling with the issues that are polarizing post-Franco-Paris War France.
Wednesday, August 28. 7:00-8:15pm.
Defending Jacob by William Landay ~ 421 pages, © 2012
His happy life and long-time respectability as a suburban Massachusetts assistant district attorney shattered when his 14-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student, Andy Barber faces a wrenching decision about family loyalty when the facts increasingly suggest that the boy is guilty.