SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Two book groups for adults will hold their monthly sessions in the coming weeks at the Scarsdale Public Library.
Wednesday, March 16, 1 p.m. -- Not Your Kids Book Club for Adults, the group for those interested in what young adults are reading. The group will discuss "The Nest," a novel by Kenneth Oppel. It's the story of Steve, for whom summer is not a fun-filled, sun-soaked season -- it's just another season of worries. Worries about his sick newborn baby brother, worries about his parents who are struggling to cope, even worries about the wasp's nest looming ominously from the eaves.
When a mysterious wasp queen invades his dreams, offering to "fix" the baby, Steve thinks his prayers have been answered. All he has to do is say yes. What unfolds is a compelling story that explores disability and diversity, fears and dreams, and what ultimately makes a family. This book club is led by children's author Sheela Chari.
Saturday, March 19, at 11 a.m. and Monday, March 21, at 7 p.m. -- The newest adult book club discusses books with the theme this year of "Words Around the World," and it's leg by Wendy Archer, the library's Adult Services manager. The group will discuss "Grotesque," by Natsuo Kirin.
This noir story unfolds when two graduates of the prestigious Q High School for Girls in Tokyo who turned to prostitution are murdered. The novel weaves together the stories of the struggles of several women within the conventions and restrictions of Japanese society, from high school and beyond. The books chosen for the series are based in Australia, Norway, Japan, Haiti, Pakistan and Canada and include mystery/crime, historical fiction and literary fiction.
There was only one spot left, for this second book club session, as of Thursday afternoon. Register here. To register for either group and reserve a copy of the book go to the library website, or call the reference desk at 914-722-1302.