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The Village of Palm Springs
226 Cypress Lane
Palm Springs, FL 33461
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Book Discussion Groups
General Information
We offer variety with four different book discussion groups. The second Tuesday of every month the Staff Picks group has met for years. For your enrichment and enjoyment there are also a few new groups: Coffee & ClassicsScience Fiction or Grok, and a Spanish language book discussion: Tertulias Literarias

Explore a different book with us in a relaxed setting every month.  Light refreshments will be served by the Friends of the Library.

Most books are available in print, audio,and ebook formats.

Previous books are listed at the bottom of this page.






2nd Tuesday Book Group
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Newsa of the World by Paulette Jiles

Tuesday, April 11th at 6:00 pm

It is 1870 and Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain enjoys his rootless, solitary existence.

In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio. Four years earlier, a band of Kiowa raiders killed Johanna’s parents and sister; sparing the little girl, they raised her as one of their own. Recently rescued by the U.S. army, the ten-year-old has once again been torn away from the only home she knows.




Teaching Through Stories: An Inspirational Book Group
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The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom

Thursday, March 23rd at 6:00 pm

One morning in the small town of Coldwater, Michigan, the phones start ringing. The voices say they are calling from heaven. Is it the greatest miracle ever? Or some cruel hoax? As news of these strange calls spreads, outsiders flock to Coldwater to be a part of it.

At the same time, a disgraced pilot named Sully Harding returns to Coldwater from prison to discover his hometown gripped by “miracle fever.” Even his young son carries a toy phone, hoping to hear from his mother in heaven.

As the calls increase, and proof of an afterlife begins to surface, the town—and the world—transforms. Only Sully, convinced there is nothing beyond this sad life, digs into the phenomenon, determined to disprove it for his child and his own broken heart.

Moving seamlessly between the invention of the telephone in 1876 and a world obsessed with the next level of communication, Mitch Albom takes readers on a breathtaking ride of frenzied hope.




Coffee & Classics
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Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane GreyGeorge Orwell

Thursday, April 13th at 3:00 pm

Initially published in 1912 and the first of Zane Grey's many bestsellers, this stirring tale of adventure in the high country established the prototype for western novels of the twentieth century. The plot's focus is a proud young heroine who's determined to defend her Utah ranch. She stands alone against the villains who rustle and stampede her cattle — until a stranger rides into the territory. Notorious as the scourge of Mormon transgressors, the stranger stays on to assist in the inevitable showdown, and romance blooms amid the canyons and cottonwoods. A classic of American frontier fiction, Riders of the Purple Sage teems with color, authenticity, and thrills.



Tertulias Literarias - El Alma Hispana
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La Rejadora de Sombras by Jorge Volpi

Comenzando el lunes 13 de marzo del 2017 a las 6:00 pm

Cuando se encuentran en Nueva York en 1925, Henry Murray es un ambicioso médico de Harvard casado con una rica heredera de Boston; y Christiana Morgan, una tormentosa estudiante de arte, esposa de un veterano de guerra. Atraídos por una fuerza que los sobrepasa, los dos viajan a Suiza para ser analizados por Jung, quien sumerge a Christiana en profundos estados de trance. Las visiones de la joven, fielmente dibujadas en sus cuadernos, se convertiran en el punto de partida de un experimento en busca del amor absoluto que se prolongara durante los siguientes cuarenta y dos años. La tejedora de sombras es el retrato de una mujer que se empeñó en confrontar el universo masculino de su época, y el inquietante recuento de una obsesión llevada hasta el límite.

 





Previous Books
2nd Tuesday Group
A Gentleman inb Moscow by Amor Towles
Nutshell
by Ian McKewan
The Shepard, the angel and Walter the Christmas miracle dog by Dave Barry
The Bishop's Wife
by Mette Harrison
The language of flowers  / Vanessa Diffenbaugh (One Book Palm Beach County)
The goldfinchby Donna Tartt 
Out stealing horses  by Per Petterson
The storied life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino
Christmas on Jane Street by Billy Romp
The alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Rosie effect by Graeme Simsion
A man called Ove by Fredrik Backman
All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr
Tell the wolves I’m home by Carol Rifka Blunt
Redeployment by Phil Klay
Just call me Superhero by Alina Bronsky
The bookseller by Cynthia Swanson
From here to eternity by James Jones
Circling the sun by Paula McLain
The little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
A midnight carol by Patricia K. Davis
Fates and Furiesby Lauren Groff
The shoemaker’s wife by Adriana Trigiani
A light in the ruinsby Chris Bohjalian
The Martianby Andy Weir
The Readers of Broken Wheel recommendby Katrina Bivald
Major Pettigrew’s last stand byHelen Simonson
The sympathizerby Viet Than Nguyen 
Auntie Mameby Patrick Dennis
Station Elevenby Emily St. John Mandel
Various titles in James Patterson’s Bookshots series 

Teaching Through Stories: Inspirational
Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
Dinner With A Perfect Stranger
by David Gregory

Grok: Science Fiction and Fantasy
Dune by Frank Herbert
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
The Book of Ralph by Christopher Steinsvold
The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu

Coffee and Classics
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Anna Karenina
by Leo Tolstoy
The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter 
by Carson McCullers
A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
A Tale of Two Cities
by Charles Dickens
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes
Gilgamesh by Author Unknown

Tertulias Literarias
El Tiempo entre Costuras por Maria Dueñas
En el Tiempo de las Mariposas
por Julia Alvarez
El amor en los tiempos del colera por Gabriel Marquez
Como aqua con chocolate by Laura Esquivel