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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.

Monday, August 24, 2020

The September book selection for the Kilbourn Public Library Book Discussion Group is The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle. At one point or another, we've all been asked to name five people, living or dead, with whom we'd like to have dinner. How do we choose the people we do? And what if that dinner was to actually happen? These are questions Rebecca Serle contends with in her utterly captivating novel.

When Sabrina arrives at her 30th birthday dinner she finds at the table not just her best friend, but also three significant people from her past, and well, Audrey Hepburn. As the appetizers are served, wine poured, and dinner table conversation begins, it becomes clear that there's a reason these six people have been gathered together. Delicious but never indulgent, sweet with just the right amount of bitter, The Dinner List is a romance for our times. Bon Appetit. (From the publisher.)

Who is on your own dinner list? And why?

What do you make of Sabrina and Tobias's relationship, or attempt at one? Why can't they seem to make each other happy?

What do we learn of Sabrina's difficult connection with her father?

What does Professor Conrad add to the party?

Same for Audrey Hepburn? What role does she play? How does she connect the different chapters in Sabrina's life?

One of the themes of The Dinner List is the way in which a tiny incident, one particular decision, which at first seems incidental, can end up having a large impact on our lives. How do you see this play out in The Dinner List--especially in Sabrina's life?

In what ways does the dinner party end up changing Sabrina, her perspective and her relationships, especially with Tobias and her father?

(Questions by LitLovers.)

Let us know what you think of The Dinner List!