Five Exciting Books Picked for Robson FOL Discussions in 2023

Jane Scholz

Robson readers will have five exciting books to read and discuss in the Friends of the Library (FOL) book discussion series in 2023.

The five-member Book Discussion Committee, Robson residents Mike Hall, Lewis Toland, Lynne Moore, Cindy Voliva, and La Donna Womochel, have recommended and the FOL Board has approved the following books:

Classic: The classic selection is two books: George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World. The combined page total is 592 pages. The books look at two different dystopian worlds.

Non-fiction: The selection is David McCullough’s The Pioneers, a history of the settlement of the Northwest Territory. This is the last book published by McCullough before his death and is 353 pages long.

Contemporary: A novel with a strong historical component, Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See, 552 pages. The novel is set in Paris during World War II and has very compelling characters.

Mystery: Jane Harper’s The Lost Man, 352 pages. Jane Harper creates a strong story about a family ranching in the Australian Outback. The book offers many different themes beyond the death of one of the brothers.

Dates are still being worked out and will be announced soon. Copies of all five books will be available in the Robson Library early in 2023, courtesy of FOL. Discussions are open to all Robson residents.

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