The Third-Thursday Book Discussion Group meets the third Thursday of each month. Join us for spirited discussions of novels and non-fiction titles each month at 7:00 pm in Meeting Rooms C-D at the library. Books are provided in advance for each meeting. For further information, please contact Rosemary Mirsky at (248) 246-3715 or


September 20, 2018
Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel by Jesmyn Ward. (2017) FICTION W
The story of a road trip an addicted, struggling mother takes with her two children to greet their father when he is released from prison. A novel of three generations of a rural Mississippi family exploring themes of race, poverty and magical spirits.


October 18, 2018
Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food by Jennifer 8 Lee. (2008) 641.5951 L
Join Lee on her journey into the American-Chinese food industry as she searches for the best Chinese restaurant. Along the way, she explores the social and cultural history of the common experience of Chinese take-out food, including the origin of the fortune cookie.


November 15, 2018
The Power: A Novel by Naomi Alderman. (2017) FICTION A
Alderman has created a world where women have the power to unleash electrical currents from their fingertips. The power can be strong enough to maim and kill. It begins with teenage girls and they can impart the power to women. How will they use that power?

No meeting in December.

The Salter Center Book Discussion Group meets the third Monday of the month at 10:00 AM in the Senior Room of the Jack and Patti Salter Community Center, 1545 E. Lincoln. Join us for engaging book discussions of the titles below. Books are provided upon registration for each session. For further information, please contact librarian Matthew Day at (248) 246-3732 or


August 20, 2018
Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne. (2011) 978.004 G
S. C. Gwynne’s Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches.


September 17, 2018
Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams. (2015) FICTION W
A story of love and intrigue that travels from Kennedy-era Manhattan to World War I Europe from the New York Times bestselling author of Along the Infinite Sea.


October 15, 2018
September 17, 2018
The Pearl That Broke It's Shell by Nadia Hashimi. (2015) FICTION H
A luminous and unforgettable tale of two women's destiny and identity in Afghanistan, Kabul, 2007. The Taliban rules the streets. The Pearl That Broke Its Shell interweaves the stories of these two remarkable women who are separated by a century, but share the same courage and dreams.

Tea Girl

November 19, 2018
Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See. (2018) FICTION S
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See, “one of those special writers capable of delivering both poetry and plot” (The New York Times Book Review), a moving novel about tradition, tea farming, and the bonds between mothers and daughters.

Big russ

December 17, 2018
Big Russ and Me, Father and Son: Lessons of Life by Tim Russert. (2004) BIO RUSSERT
Over the last two decades, before his death in 2008 at the age of 58, Tim Russert had become one of the most trusted and admired figures in American television journalism. Throughout his career he spent time with presidents and popes, world leaders and newsmakers, celebrities and sports heroes, but one person stood out to him in terms of his strength of character, modest grace and simple decency—Russert's dad, Big Russ.