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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.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Kilbourn Public Library Book Club is reading Taken For Granted by Leslyn Amthor Spinelli for the July book selection. 

When former prosecutor Caroline Spencer answers a middle-of-the-night call for help from her friend Kate Daniels--a prominent medical researcher--she has no idea the toll it will take.  Her seven-year-old daughter, her marriage, her professional relationships, and her sometimes precarious emotional health are all jeopardized.

How is Kate able to explain her presence at the apartment of a dead graduate student?  What connects this career-driven woman to a ruthless drug dealer?  Why does Caroline have trouble recognizing the friend she's known for half her life?  As she struggles to answer these questions and discovers the person Kate has become,  Caroline is forced to examine her own life and make some painful choices.  Set in Madison, Wisconsin, amid the backdrop of the federal criminal justice system, Taken For Granted is page-turning psychological fiction.

How did you experience this book?  Were you engaged immediately, or did it take you a while to "get into it"? 

Is the plot of this book engaging?  Were you surprised by the plots complications?  Or did you find it predictable?

What main ideas--themes--does the author explore?

Is the ending satisfying?  If so, why?  If not, why not...and how would you change it?

If you could ask the author a question, what would you ask?

Let us know what you think of Taken For Granted.