Montgomery Book Discussion Group Selections




Seven Dials

Discussion date 1/2/2014

Perry, Anne

Thomas Pitt of Her Majesty's Special Branch investigates the murder of a diplomat whose body turns up at a mansion inhabited by the notorious Egyptian woman Ayesha Zakhari and her rumored lover, Senior Cabinet Minister Saville Ryerson

Discussion date 2/6/2014

McEwan, Ian

Imaginative thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis, misinterpreting a scene between her older sister Cecilia and Robbie Turner, the housekeeper's son, later accuses Robbie of a crime she has no proof he committed and spends years trying to atone for her actions.
Founding Mothers

Discussion date 3/6/2014

Roberts, Cokie
The stories of Abigail Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, Eliza Pinckney, Mary Bartlett and Martha Washington among others are highlighted in this social history of early American women patriots.
Secret Keeper

Discussion date 4/3/2014

Morton, Kate Laurel is a successful actress, living in London. She returns to the family farm for her mother's ninetieth birthday and finds herself beset by questions she has not pondered for decades. The Secret Keeper is a story of lovers, friends, dreamers, and schemers told against a backdrop of events that changed the world.
Madonnas of Leningrad

Discussion date 5/1/2014

Dean, Debra Bit by bit, the ravages of age are eroding Marina's grip on the everyday. An elderly Russian woman now living in America, she cannot hold on to fresh memories—the details of her grown children's lives, the approaching wedding of her grandchild—yet her distant past is miraculously preserved in her mind's eye.
Life after life

Discussion date 6/5/2014

McCorkle, Jill

The staff and residents at Fulton, North Carolina's retirement facility, share the realities of their lives, from a prominent lawyer who feigns dementia to escape life with his son, to a woman who keeps a scrapbook of every local crime.
House at Riverton

Discussion date 7/3/2014

Morton, Kate On the eve of a glittering society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again.
Private Berlin

Discussion date 8/7/2014

Patterson, James The Berlin office of the world's most renowned investigation firm looks into the disappearance of an agent, Chris Schneider, whose last case involved an unfaithful billionaire, a cheating soccer player and a seedy nightclub owner.
And the Mountains Echoed

Discussion date 9/4/2014

Hosseini, Khaled Abdullah and his sister Pari live with their father and step-mother in the small village of Shadbagh. Their father, Saboor, is constantly in search of work and they struggle together through poverty and brutal winters. To Adbullah, Pari, as beautiful and sweet-natured as the fairy for which she was named, is everything.
Appalachian Winter Hauntings

Discussion date 10/2/2014

Knost, Michael

Appalachian Winter Hauntings includes eleven bone-chilling accounts-penned by many of the preeminent storytellers in the business-that are appropriate to the Appalachian region and relative to the heart of the holiday season. This anthology, edited by Michael Knost and Mark Justice, is designed for cozying up close to a blazing fireplace on the coldest of winter nights. 

Shoemaker's wife

Discussion date 11/6/2014

Trigiani, Adriana Two star-crossed lovers--Enzo and Ciro--meet and separate, until, finally, the power of their love changes both of their lives forever. Set during the years preceding and during World War I.

Elizabeth Street

Discussion date 12/4/2014


Fabiano, Laurie Giovanna Costa, reeling from personal tragedies, tries to make a new life for herself at the turn of the twentieth century in New York City's Little Italy.

People of the Book

Discussion date 1/8/2015

Brooks, Geraldine In 1996, Hanna Heath, a young Australian book conservator is called to analyze the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a priceless six-hundred-year-old Jewish prayer book that has been salvaged from a destroyed Bosnian library. When Hanna discovers a series of artifacts in the volume's ancient binding, she unwittingly exposes an international cover up.

Midwife of Hope River

Discussion date 2/5/2015

Harman, Patricia A debut novel featuring Patience Murphy, an Appalachian midwife in the 1930s struggling against disease, poverty, and prejudices-and her own haunting past-to bring new light, and life, into an otherwise cruel world