This year's book discussion will center around major literary prizes. We meet at 5:00 on the 2nd Thursday at the Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., in the 2nd floor meeting room.
Our November title is Furnishing Eternity by David Giffels, winner of the Ohioana Library Book Award.
This book is available from The Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, in hard copy, streaming audiobook (Hoopla), and can be reserved in Search Ohio.
" 'A lifetime’s worth of workbench philosophy in a heartfelt memoir about the connection between a father and son' (Kirkus Reviews)—the acclaimed author of The Hard Way on Purpose confronts mortality, survives loss, and finds resilience through an unusual woodworking project—constructing, with his father, his own coffin.”
Other books in this series:
December 8: (poetry) PEN/ Jean Stein Book Award: Be Holding by Ross Gay
January 12: (novel) American Book Award, PEN/Hemingway Award, John Leonard Prize: There, There by Tommy Orange
February 9: (essays) National Book Critics Circle Award: A Little Devil in America: Notes In Praise Of Black Performance by Hanif Abdurraqib
March 9: (novel) Orange Prize for Fiction: The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht
April 13 (non-fiction) National Book Award: All That She Carried by Tiya Miles
May 11: (biography) Pulitzer: Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser