Adult Book Discussion Group
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
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.
damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends - the
Liars _ whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A
Lies upon lies.
We Were Liars
is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel.
And if anyone asks
you how it ends, just LIE.