Book Discussions

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Between the Lines Book Discussion: Fox and I: An Uncommon Friendship by Catherine Raven

Monday, September 12 at 7 PM (in the Carlo Room) Fox and I: An Uncommon Friendship by Catherine Raven NON-FICTION In an isolated mountain valley in Montana, Catherine Raven and a wild red fox meet, take each other’s measure, and gradually form a friendship.

The Next Chapter: The River by Peter Heller

Wednesday, September 21 at 11 AM (at the Community Center) The River by Peter Heller FICTION A gripping tale of a friendship tested by fire, white water, and violence on a canoe trip in the Canadian wilderness.

Books & Brews Book Discussion: Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan

Tuesday, October 4 at 7 PM (North Center Brewing Co. 410 N Center St, Northville, MI 48167) Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan FICTION In the not too distant future, a sudden tragedy exposes the depths of deception and damage to the picture-picture slice of suburban Long Island.

Between the Lines Book Discussion: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Monday, October 10 at 7 PM (in the Carlo Room) The Dutch House by Ann Patchett FICTION Set over the course of five decades and reminiscent of a fairy tale, this is a story of two siblings who cannot overcome their past.

The Next Chapter: Fordlandia by Greg Grandin

Wednesday, October 19 at 11 AM (at the Community Center) Fordlandia by Greg Grandin NON-FICTION Epic tale of American adventurers dispatched by Henry Ford in 1928 to conquer and civilize the Amazon by constructing an industrial/agricultural utopia in the heart of the rainforest.

Between the Lines Book Discussion: The Giant Killer by David Yuzak

Monday, November 14 at 7 PM (in the Carlo Room) The Giant Killer by David Yuzak NON-FICTION At only 4’ 9”, Richard Flaherty was the shortest man to ever be in the U.S. Army but his small stature left an oversized shadow.

The Next Chapter: The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

Wednesday, November 16 at 11 AM (at the Community Center) The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore FICTION New York, 1888. Thomas Edison is suing George Westinghouse over a billion-dollar question: Who invented the light bulb and holds the right to power the country?

Community Reads LogoThe Neighborhood Library Association (NLA) is a group of seven area libraries in a collaborative partnership. Our goal is to bring members of our communities together to read and discuss the same book in an annual Community Reads. These seven libraries also encourage community members to come together for events and programs related to that year’s book. The seven libraries composing the NLA are Commerce Township Community Library, Lyon Township Public Library, Northville District Library, Novi Public Library, Salem-South Lyon District Library, Walled Lake City Library, and Wixom Public Library.

Visit the Neighborhood Library Association’s Community Reads website for more information.

Book Club on the Go

Complete list of book kit titles

  • Each kit contains 8 copies of fiction or non-fiction titles chosen based on professional reviews, award lists, and recommendations from Northville book group members.
  • Each kit includes a folder with book discussion questions, author biography, and book reviews.
  • The kits are checked out to one person who is responsible for all of the materials.
  • The kits check out for 6 weeks. Kits can be placed on hold. Kits can be renewed once if no holds exist.
  • New kits with new titles will be added throughout the year.
  • Single copies of the books may not be checked out from the kit.
  • The kit must be returned with all materials.
  • Items from the kit cannot be returned separately. Incomplete kits will not be accepted and will incur fines once the due date is reached. Overdue Book Group kits will be fined $1.00 a day to a maximum of $25.00 Replacement cost of an entire kit is $100.00. Replacement costs of individual items will depend on the cost of the missing/damaged item.

Previous Between the Lines Book Discussions

Previous Books & Brews Book Discussions