Weather by Jenny Offill

A librarian gradually comes to question her role in her family and the world, as her caregiving for her addict brother, her husband, and her son is gradually replaced by her obsessive concerns with climate change and political upheaval. Told only in her point of view...

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty

A memoir of a young woman who decides to make death her life’s work. Doughty goes to work at a busy Oakland crematory and takes us inside the way our society deals with death. After her time at the crematory, she goes on to mortuary school, and challenges us to think...

Mobituaries by Mo Rocca

I listened to this collection of Mobituaries, read by the author Mo Rocca, and thoroughly enjoyed it. He offers obituaries for people, things, and ideas whose passing may not have been noticed enough or whose achievements and influence may have been underrated or...

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

This was an interesting memoir about a psychotherapist who shares stories from her patients – and herself. Life seems to be going well for Gottlieb, who has a successful practice, a young son and thinks she is going to marry the love of her life. And then, bam, her...

1984 by George Orwell

The Classics Book Club here at the library sure had a lot to say about this book! While it’s not a long book, it can be a particularly difficult one to read based on the current political climate and world events. Big Brother is watching and the Ministry of Truth...