The WIN Book Group (books of general interest) meets at the North County Library, 2801 Newtown Blvd., Sarasota on the 4th Monday of each month from 10:30 am-noon . (MAP) See list in box directly below this one. We discuss the book of the month and then share books we've recently read and enjoyed. I’ve tried to alternate fiction with non-fiction. If you haven't read the book of the month, no problem. The main thing is to come, meet the group, and participate in the discussion.
All book reviews posted on this page are taken from book reviews posted on Amazon.
The WIN Book Club Selections for 2020
February 24, 2020, Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owen. a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.
March 23, 2020, The Library Book, by Susan Orlean. On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual fire alarm. Orlean delivers a mesmerizing and uniquely compelling book that manages to tell the broader story of libraries and librarians in a way that has never been done before.
April 27, 2020, Small Great Things: A Novel, by Jodi Picoult. Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?