Welcome to the KPL Book Club Blogspot

Welcome to the internet home of the Kilbourn Public Library (KPL) Book Club. The KPL Book Club meets at the library once a month. A book is chosen for each month and then members of the book club meet the last Monday and Wednesday of every month for lively discussion and treats. While we can’t offer you treats via the internet, this KPL Reads blog was designed for those of you who would like to participate in the book club but don’t have time to join us at meetings. Each month KPL staff will post discussion topics and questions to get you “talking”. Join in the discussion by adding a post to the blog. Click on the word comments below the post you want to "talk" about and write your comment. Be sure to check back often to see feedback and comments.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The book club selection for June is Skylight Confessions by Alice Hoffman. Hoffman is known for her lyrical writing and stories laced with magic. Skylight Confessions is an epic novel that's steeped in the imagery and magic of fairy tales. The story starts with Arlyn Singer, a young woman who decides to love the next man she sees, and pursues him straight to a marriage. The rest of her life, and the lives of those around her, seems predetermined and magical but also deeply sad and bound up in loss. Skylight Confessions is filled with people falling in love quickly and deeply, children longing to fly, and otherworldly signs and beings.

Did your family have any favorite myths or fairy tales you heard as a child?

Do you think there was something that could have been done to save Sam?

What was it that John Moody learned about Arlyn as he was dying?

Why do you suppose the author chose to end the book before the door opened?

Let us know what you think!