Reading List

Adult Book Discussion Group
Reading List

  These are the current selections for the Oak Hill Book Discussion Group. If you would be interested in reading any of these selections, please join us. Our meetings are the 2nd Thursday of the month at the Fayette County Public Library Administration Building (located behind Oak Hill Public Library) For more information-304-465-0121. 

 

    Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult -- September Selection 

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy's counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family - especially her teenage son - as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other�s trust, and come to see that what they've been taught their whole lives about others and themselves - might be wrong.

   We Were Liars by E. Lockhart -- October Selection

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends - the Liars _ whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.
 
We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel.
Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.