Haiku Book Reviews of Book Club Selections

These haiku book reviews, written as part of Chatham Community Library’s promotion of National Poetry Month, were crafted by our own librarian Sharen Faye.  Each book was a recent Chatham Community Library book club selection.  We invite you to submit your own haiku book reviews at http://tinyurl.com/chathamhaiku.

The Children Act by Ian McEwan
She sits in judgment.
He asks her to let him die.
What is God’s purpose?


The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Despite depression
Gold at Hitler’s Olympics
Nine row to glory


The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Elderly couple
Childless, flee to Alaska,
find snow child and love

We now have an evening book club and a daytime book club, which both read the same title.  Our evening book club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:45 pm.  The daytime book club meets on the first Thursday of each month at 1:00 pm.  Check out these upcoming titles and join us for a lively discussion – newcomers are always welcome!

May:  In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner
June:  Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill Dedman & Paul Clark Newell, Jr.
July:  All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
August:  Factory Man by Beth Macy
September:  Ordinary Grace by William Kent Kruger
October:  Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
November:  The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward
December:  Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America by John M. Barry


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