Book Discussions

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Books & Brews Book Discussion: I Live a Life Like Yours: A Memoir by Jan Grue

Tuesday, June 7 at 7 PM at the North Center Brewing Co. I Live a Life Like Yours : A Memoir by Jan Grue Norwegian novelist Jan Grue elegantly flows between memoir, essay, and intellectual discourse in this magnificent story about living with a disability, accepting one’s own body and limitations, and learning to love life…

Between the Lines Book Discussion

Monday, June 13 at 7 PM (in the Carlo Meeting Room) A Life on Our Planet by David Attenborough In this scientifically informed account of the changes occurring in the world over the last century, award-winning broadcaster and natural historian Attenborough shares a lifetime of wisdom and a hopeful vision for the future. Non-Fiction.

Between the Lines Book Discussion

Monday, July 11 at 7 PM (in the Carlo Meeting Room) Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano A twelve-year-old boy struggles with the worst kind of fame – as the sole survivor of a notorious plane crash – in a heart-wrenching and life-affirming novel that asks; “What does it mean not just to survive, but to truly…

Books & Brews Book Discussion: A Burning by Megha Majumdar

Tuesday, August 2 at 7 PM (at the Wagon Wheel) A Burning by Megha Majumdar In the aftermath of a terrorist attack at a railroad station, three distinct characters must navigate the tricky landscape of national politics and the mob mentality created by social media coverage of the event. Fiction.

Between the Lines Book Discussion

Monday, August 8 at 7 PM The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray The remarkable story of J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white to leave a lasting legacy that enriched our nation. Fiction.

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.

About the 2022 Book
As a biracial, unenrolled tribal member and the product of a scandal, Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in—both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. When her family is struck by tragedy, Daunis puts her dreams on hold to care for her fragile mother. The only bright spot is meeting Jamie, the charming new recruit on her brother’s hockey team.

After Daunis witnesses a shocking murder that thrusts her into a criminal investigation, she agrees to go undercover. But the deceptions—and deaths—keep piling up and soon the threat strikes too close to home. How far will she go to protect her community if it means tearing apart the only world she’s ever known?

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