Any and all are both welcomed and encouraged to join the Chapel Hill Public Library book group. You are welcome any time, whether you have been in book clubs your whole life or are only interested in a single title.

We meet on the 3rd Monday of each month in Meeting Room C, with few exceptions.

  • The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
    September 16, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    - Intensely poetic, startlingly imaginative and moving, this remarkable book will speak to many women, mothers and grown daughters, about the persistent tensions and powerful bonds between generations and cultures. The narrative voice moves among seven characters. Jing-mei ``June'' Woo recounts her first session in a San Francisco mah-jong club founded by her recently dead, spiritually vital, mother. The three remaining club members and their daughters alternate with stories of their lives, tales that are stunning, funny and heartbreaking. The mothers, all born in China, tell about grueling hardship and misery, the tyranny of family pride and the fear of losing face. The daughters try to reconcile their personalities, shaped by American standards, with seemingly irrational maternal expectations.
  • Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail, by Ben Montgomery
    October 21, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    - Montgomery introduces listeners to Emma Gatewood, a woman who walked the length of the Appalachian Trail at age 67 in 1955 and twice more in the decade that followed. By her amazing feats, she secured attention and interest in a decaying national treasure and helped preserve it.
  • Before We Were Yours, by Lisa Wingate
    November 18, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    - Wingate's tightly written novel (after 2015's The Sea Keeper's Daughters) follows the interwoven story lines of Avery Stafford, a lawyer from a prominent South Carolina family, and Rill Foss, the eldest of five

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