Adult Book Discussion Group
Reading List

  These are the current selections for the Oak Hill Public Library 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 Libraries Administration Building (located behind Oak Hill Public Library) For more information-304-465-0121.


      Orphan train by Christina Baker Cline -- November Selection

A 91 year old woman with a hidden past as an orphan-train rider and the teenage girl whose own troubled adolescence leads her to seek answers to questions no one has ever thought ot ask. A community service position helping an elserly woman clean out her home is the only thing keepign Molly out of the juvenile system and worse. As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren't as different as they would seem to be. A oung Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance. Molly discovers that she has the power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries that have haunted her for her entire life, answers that will ultimately free them both.

     Truth according to us by Annie Barrows -- December Selection

In the summer of 1938, Layla Beck's father, a United States senator, cuts off her allowance and demands that she find employment on the Federal Writers' Project, a New Deal Jobs program. Within days, Layla finds herself far from her accustomed social whirl, assigned to cover the history of the remoter mill town of Macedonia, West Virginia, and destined, in her opinion, to go completely mad with boredom. But once she secures a room in the home ot the unconvention Romeyn family, she is drawn in to their complex world and soon discovers that the truth of the town is entangled in the thorny past of the Romeyn dynasty.


   Dead wake: the last crossing of the Luisitania by Erik Larson --- January Selection

The Luisitania was one of the era's great transatlantic "Greyhounds" -- the fastest ocean liner then in service -- and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that had kept civilian ships safe from attack for a century. Erik Larson tells this story thrillingly, switching between hunter and hunted whil painting a larger portrait of America at the height of the Progressive Era. Full of glamour and suspense, Deadwake brings to life a cast of evocative characters, from famed Boston bookseller, Charles Lauriat to pioneering female architect, Theodate Pope and to President Woodrow Wilson, a man lost to grief, dreading the widening war but also capitivated by the prospect of new love.