Book Club

Monson Library Book Club

3rd Monday of every Month

6:30pm - 7:30pm in the Monson Library Conference Room

To reserve a copy of the selected book:

Visit us at the Library

or contact our Book Club Moderator

Susan Hoovler (207) 997 - 3687

July 15th Book Club Selection:

Strength in What Remains

By Tracy Kidder

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the modern classics Mountains Beyond Mountains and The Soul of a New Machine returns with the extraordinary true story of a young man and his will to survive.

In this remarkable book, New York Times bestselling author Tracy Kidder once again delivers the masterful story of a hero for these modern times.

Deo grew up in the mountains of Burundi, and survived a civil war and genocide before seeking a new life in America. In New York City he lived homeless in Central Park before finding his way to Columbia University. But Deo’s story really begins with his will to turn his life into something truly remarkable; he returns to his native country to help people there, as well as people in the United States.

An extraordinary writer, Kidder has the remarkable ability to show us what it means to be fully human, and to tell the unadorned story of a life based on hope. Riveting and inspiring, this may be his most magnificent work to date. Strength in What Remains is a testament to the power of will and friendship, and of the endurance of the soul.

Earlier Books Read for Monson Book Club - Still Available in the Library!

Beartown - Federick Backman

When We Were the Kennedy's - Monica Wood

The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion - Fannie Flag

A Man Called Ove - Fredrick Backman

Purple Hibiscus - Chimanda Adichie

The Undergound Railroad - Colson Whitehead

The Husband's Secret - Liane Moriarty

Remembered Earth - Kirsten Stockman

The One-in-a-Million Boy - Monica Wood

The Summer Before the War - Helen Simonson

Bleak House - Charles Dickens

The Thirteenth Tale - Dianne Setterfield

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

Behold The Dreamers - Imbolo Mbue

The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins

Moving Violations - John Hockenberry

The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein

Water for Elephants - Sarah Gruen

Educated - Tara Westover