Reader's Circle Book Club

Reader's Circle is a library-sponsored book club meeting on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Open to all adult readers, we read one book per month, feature a variety of adult fiction, and sometimes include a biography that reads like narrative fiction. The book club meetings are about one hour. Author visits and special events may be scheduled. Contact Info: Linda Engelke @ (909) 477-2720, x3963

April Selection:

A Man Called Ove

By Fredrick Backman 


Meeting date:
 Thursday,  May 16 at 6:30 pm

Location: Archibald Library Story Theater


About the Book:

Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?

Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations.

Upcoming Selections:

June Selection: Bird Box by Josh Malerman

July Selection: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen