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Palm Springs, FL 33461
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Book Discussion Groups
General Information
We offer variety with four different book discussion groups. The second Tuesday of every month the Staff Picks group has met for years. For your enrichment and enjoyment there are also a few new groups: Coffee & Classics, a Spanish language book discussion: Tertulias Literarias and our online book group through Twitter: @BookClubPSPL.

Explore a different book with us in a relaxed setting every month.  Light refreshments will be served by the Friends of the Library.

Most books are available in print, audio,and ebook formats.

Previous books are listed at the bottom of this page.






Staff Picks / 2nd Tuesday Book Group
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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Tuesday, November 14th at 6:00 pm

In this “charming debut” (People) from one of Sweden’s most successful authors, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.


Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?




Coffee & Classics
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Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

Thursday, November 9th at 3:00 pm

"A rollicking story of Pippi, who lives without any grownups in a little house at the edge of the village. The matter-of-fact ways in which her absurd adventures are related is one of the chief charms of this story."
- The Horn Book


Tertulias Literarias - El Alma Hispana
El Libro Secreto de Frida Kahlo por F.G. Haghenbeck

13 de noviembre

Nuestro grupo de discusión de libros en español se reúne el segundo lunes de cada mes a las 6:00 pm.  

Entre los ojetos personales de Frida Kahlo había una pequeña libreta negra a la que llamaba "El Libro de Hierba Santa" con su collección de recetas de cocina dedicadas a la Santa Muerte. Esta se exhibiría por primera vez en el Palacio de Bellas Artes con motivo de la fecha de su natalicio. El día que se abrió la exhibición al público la libreta desapareció.

F. G. Haghenbeck, uno de los escritores más aclmados en México, se inspiró en este hecho y exribió esta maravillosa novela, la cual trae una vez más a la vida a la famosa artista Frida Kahlo.

Jagjembecl o,aoma qie esta libreta fue un regalo de su amante Tina Modotti, después de que Frida sobrevivió al terrible accidente de tráfico que marcó su vida. Desde este punto, Haghenbeck intercala recetas con pasajes vividos por la artista y reconstruye de una forma magistral la tumultuosa pero facinante vida de Frida Kahlo, desde su romance con el amor de su vida y afamado pintor Diego Rivera, hasta sus relaciones con personajes famosos como Georgia O'Keeffe, Ernest Hemingway y Salvado Dalí, entre otros.





Previous Books
2nd Tuesday Group
American Gods by Neil Gaman
Camino Island
by John Grisham
Underground Railroad
by Colson Whitehead
Pillars of the Earth
by Ken Follett
Small Great Things
by Jodi Picoult
Commonwealth 
by Ann Patchett
News of the World
by Paulette Jiles
A Gentleman inb Moscow by Amor Towles
Nutshell
by Ian McKewan
The Shepard, the angel and Walter the Christmas miracle dog by Dave Barry
The Bishop's Wife
by Mette Harrison
The language of flowers  / Vanessa Diffenbaugh (One Book Palm Beach County)
The goldfinchby Donna Tartt 
Out stealing horses  by Per Petterson
The storied life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino
Christmas on Jane Street by Billy Romp
The alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Rosie effect by Graeme Simsion
A man called Ove by Fredrik Backman
All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr
Tell the wolves I’m home by Carol Rifka Blunt
Redeployment by Phil Klay
Just call me Superhero by Alina Bronsky
The bookseller by Cynthia Swanson
From here to eternity by James Jones
Circling the sun by Paula McLain
The little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
A midnight carol by Patricia K. Davis
Fates and Furiesby Lauren Groff
The shoemaker’s wife by Adriana Trigiani
A light in the ruinsby Chris Bohjalian
The Martianby Andy Weir
The Readers of Broken Wheel recommendby Katrina Bivald
Major Pettigrew’s last stand byHelen Simonson
The sympathizerby Viet Than Nguyen 
Auntie Mameby Patrick Dennis
Station Elevenby Emily St. John Mandel
Various titles in James Patterson’s Bookshots series 

Teaching Through Stories: Inspirational
Godric by Frederick Buechner
The Dalai Lama's Cat 
by Dalai Lama
The Book of Joy  
by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom
Tuesdays With Morrie
by MitchGo Albom
Dinner With A Perfect Stranger
by David Gregory

Grok: Science Fiction and Fantasy
Dune by Frank Herbert
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
The Book of Ralph by Christopher Steinsvold
The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu

Coffee and Classics
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Don Quioxte
by Miguel de Cervantes
The Shining
by Stephen King
The Pillars of the Earth 
by Ken Follett
The Grapes of Wrath 
by John Steinbeck
Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey
Animal Farm
by George Orwell
Anna Karenina
by Leo Tolstoy
The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter 
by Carson McCullers
A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
A Tale of Two Cities
by Charles Dickens
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes
Gilgamesh by Author Unknown

Tertulias Literarias
La Heredera de Antonio Villa
La Rejadora de Sombras
by Jorge Volpi
El Tiempo entre Costuras por Maria Dueñas
En el Tiempo de las Mariposas
por Julia Alvarez
El amor en los tiempos del colera por Gabriel Marquez
Como aqua con chocolate by Laura Esquivel