Future is Female Book Discussion

Be a part of the Future is Female book group led by Ellen O’Connell, White Plains resident and retired teacher. We will continue to meet on Zoom on Monday afternoons from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Check our online calendar for the Zoom link.

To request or check out a title, click on your preferred format.

January 9th
The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis *
Library Collection: Print / Large Print
Libby: eBook / Audiobook

What better way to brighten the cold, drear, post-holiday month of January than with a suspenseful tale of murder, secrets, and betrayal, unfolding during The Gilded Age in New York City, at the Frick Mansion?! “…historical fiction at its best, with well developed characters, detail, art history, and mystery.” — Library Journal.

*These titles are not available on hoopla.

Past events:

November 7th
The Round House by Native American author Louise Erdrich
Library Collection: Print
Libby: eBook / Audiobook
hoopla: eBook

This National Book Award winner, published in 2012, recounts the story of a boy on the verge of manhood, who searches for justice in the face of a horrific crime that transforms his family. “This novel showcases Erdrich’s extraordinary ability to delineate the ties of love, resentment, need, duty, and sympathy that bind families together,” —Michiko Kakutani, NYT.

December 5th
The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott *
Library Collection: Print / Large Print
Libby: eBook / Audiobook

This narrative “focus[es] tightly on a close- knit community of ordinary people,” but “leads to a deeper understanding of the human condition.” The National Book Award winning author tells the story of an order of nursing nuns in an Irish-Catholic neighborhood in Brooklyn. As an NPR reviewer puts it, “Who cares about nuns? Read this book and you will.” — Heller McAlpin.


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