Wright Library Book Club

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Book discussions hosted 2nd Tuesday of each month

Start time: 7:00 PM – Duration: 1 hour

Location: Wright Library’s Community Room or join online via Zoom

Book Club


Join us for a relaxed, open-minded, varied discussion of this month's selection. New people are always welcome; no sign-up is required, but you can register for an email reminder

Virtual attendance requires installing Zoom on your device (camera, microphone, and speakers or earphones required. Additional help using Zoom.


Extra copies of each month's book selection are available at the Main Desk.

Upcoming Discussions:

  • May 14: The Secrets of Love Story Bridge
  • June 11: The Dry
  • July 9 : Natalie Tan's Book of Luck & Fortune
  • Past Titles

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May: The Secrets of Love Story Bridge

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

About The Secrets of Love Story Bridge by Phaedra Patrickman and woman on either sid of beautiful bridge

It’s summer in the city and passions are soaring along with the temperature—for everyone but Mitchell Fisher, who hates all things romance. He relishes his job cutting off the padlocks that couples fasten to the famous “love story” bridge. Only his young daughter, Poppy, knows that behind his prickly veneer, Mitchell still grieves the loss of her mother.

Then one hot day, everything changes when Mitchell courageously rescues a woman who falls from the bridge into the river. He’s surprised to feel an unexpected connection to her, but she disappears before he can ask her name. Desperate to find out her identity, Mitchell is shocked to learn she’s been missing for almost a year. He teams up with her spirited sister, Liza, on a quest to find her again. However, she’s left only one clue behind—a message on the padlock she hung on the bridge.

Brimming with Phaedra Patrick’s signature charm and a sparkling cast of characters, The Secrets of Love Story Bridge follows one man’s journey to unlock his heart and discover new beginnings in the unlikeliest places.

June: The Dry

June 11, 2024

About The Dry by Jane Harper 
book cover - yellow dry grass below an ominous black sky

A small town hides big secrets in The Dry, an atmospheric, page-turning debut mystery by award-winning author Jane Harper.

After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke’s steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now more than one person knows they didn’t tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead.

Amid the worst drought in a century, Falk and the local detective question what really happened to Luke. As Falk reluctantly investigates to see if there’s more to Luke’s death than there seems to be, long-buried mysteries resurface, as do the lies that have haunted them. And Falk will find that small towns have always hidden big secrets.

"A razor-sharp crime yarn dripping in the sights, sounds and smells of the Australian bush" - Australia Women's Weekly


July:  Natalie Tan's Book of Luck & Fortune

July 9, 2024

About Natalie Tan's Book of Luck & Fortune by Roselle Lim 

blue book cover with the steam from a rice bowl traveling through San Francisco scenes

Lush and visual, chock-full of delicious recipes, Roselle Lim’s magical debut novel is about food, heritage, and finding family in the most unexpected places.  

At the news of her mother’s death, Natalie Tan returns home. The two women hadn’t spoken since Natalie left in anger seven years ago, when her mother refused to support her chosen career as a chef. Natalie is shocked to discover the vibrant neighborhood of San Francisco’s Chinatown that she remembers from her childhood is fading, with businesses failing and families moving out. She’s even more surprised to learn she has inherited her grandmother’s restaurant.

The neighborhood seer reads the restaurant’s fortune in the leaves: Natalie must cook three recipes from her grandmother’s cookbook to aid her struggling neighbors before the restaurant will succeed. Unfortunately, Natalie has no desire to help them try to turn things around—she resents the local shopkeepers for leaving her alone to take care of her agoraphobic mother when she was growing up. But with the support of a surprising new friend and a budding romance, Natalie starts to realize that maybe her neighbors really have been there for her all along. 

“Roselle Lim serves up a feast for the senses and the heart with this magical tale of love, loss, and redemption in San Francisco's Chinatown." - Yangsze Choo, New York Times bestselling author of The Ghost Bride and The Night Tiger