The Hudson Library's Between the Lines Book Club has selected new titles to be discussed in the coming months.
The June 12 selection, "Lab Girl" by Hope Jahren, is an autobiography called "Brilliant" by the Washington Post and "Engrossing Thrilling" by The New York Times. Jahren, a geobiologist, puts forth "a celebration of the life-long curiosity, humility, and passion that drive every scientist." This surprise best-seller was nominated for the National Books Critics Circle Award, was a New York Times Notable Book and named "One of the Best Books of the Year" by The Washington Post, TIME.com, NPR, Slate, Entertainment Weekly, Newsday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Kirkus Reviews.
July 10 the club will discuss the 2016 National Book Award Winner "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead. Michael Schaub of NPR calls it "an American masterpiece, as much a searing document of a cruel history as a uniquely brilliant work of fiction."
"A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles will be the focus on Aug. 14. This New York Times bestseller was chosen as a "Best Book of the Year" by NPR, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Full of humor and intrigue, the book tells the tale of a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin.
The book club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, in the Eldredge Room on the second floor of the library. No registration is required. Even if you haven't finished the book, you're welcome to listen and participate.
New members are always welcome. Copies of the next month's book are available at the Circulation Desk. Audio copies and large print also may be available. Call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 for more information.