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The Village of Palm Springs
226 Cypress Lane
Palm Springs, FL 33461
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Book Discussion Groups
General Information
We offer variety with three different book discussion groups. The second Tuesday of every month the Staff Picks group has met for years. For your enrichment and enjoyment there are also a few new groups: Coffee & Classics, and a Spanish language book discussion: Tertulias Literarias.

Explore a different book with us in a relaxed setting every month.  Light refreshments will be served by the Friends of the Library.

Most books are available in print, audio,and ebook formats.

Previous books are listed at the bottom of this page.



Staff Picks / 2nd Tuesday Book Group
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Something Missing by Matthew Dicks

Tuesday, May 8th at 6:00 pm

career criminal with OCD tendencies and a savant-like genius for bringing order to his crime scenes, Martin considers himself one of the best in the biz. After all, he’s been able to steal from the same people for years on end—virtually undetected. Of course, this could also be attributed to his unique business model—he takes only items that will go unnoticed by the homeowner. After all, who in their right mind would miss a roll of toilet paper here, a half-used bottle of maple syrup there, or even a rarely used piece of china buried deep within a dusty cabinet?




Coffee & Classics
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The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder

Thursday, June 14th at 3:00 pm

Horace Vandergelder, a wealthy old merchant residing in Yonkers has decided it’s time to take a wife and hires a matchmaker. But Dolly Gallagher Levi is no ordinary matchmaker. She’s a force of nature, with a plan of her own. Levi soon becomes involved in the affairs of the hearts of all those around her—including Vandergelder’s niece, his store clerks, assorted young and lovely ladies, and the headwaiter at an expensive restaurant, where this swift farce inevitably runs headlong into hilarious complications. Indeed, after a series of slapstick situations involving mistaken identities, a secret rendezvous behind carefully placed screens, separated lovers, and a trip to night court—everyone involved eventually finds themselves paired with a perfect match.



Tertulias Literarias - El Alma Hispana

 "El Ruido de las Cosas al Caer" de Juan Gabriel Vásquez.


12 de marzo

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La exótica fuga y posterior caza de un hipopótamo, último vestigio del imposible zoológico con el que Pablo Escobar exhibía su poder, es la chispa que arranca los mecanismos de la memoria de Antonio Yammara, protagonista y narrador de El ruido de las cosas al caer, un negro balance de una época de terror y violencia, en una Bogotá descrita como un territorio literario lleno de significaciones.

En 1995, Antonio conoce al intrigante Ricardo Laverde, quien ha pasado veinte años en la cárcel. Laverde, de quien se sabe que fue piloto, forma parte de la parroquia de unos billares donde Yammara, joven profesor universitario de Derecho, consume el ocio de su última juventud. Entre los dos se fraguará una estrecha amistad, y Antonio, que pasa por la vida desdibujado por la duda, creerá ver en la experiencia torturada de su amigo un aviso.

Antonio intentará comprender a la generación de Laverde (la de sus padres, en definitiva, con sus historias de amor), para valorar el grado de inocencia y de complicidad que les corresponde en la creación de un clima social dominado por la corrupción, el caos y la violencia. El filtro de la memoria permite realizar un recorrido palpitante por la historia reciente de Colombia, recuperando a personajes atractivos y complejos.




Previous Books
2nd Tuesday Group
Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
Lincoln in the Bardo
by George Saunders
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
by Jan Sendker
Shepherds Abiding
by Jan Karon
A Man Called Ove
by Fredrik Backman
American Gods
by Neil Gaman
Camino Island
by John Grisham
Underground Railroad
by Colson Whitehead
Pillars of the Earth
by Ken Follett
Small Great Things
by Jodi Picoult
Commonwealth 
by Ann Patchett
News of the World
by Paulette Jiles
A Gentleman inb Moscow by Amor Towles
Nutshell
by Ian McKewan
The Shepard, the angel and Walter the Christmas miracle dog by Dave Barry
The Bishop's Wife
by Mette Harrison
The language of flowers  / Vanessa Diffenbaugh (One Book Palm Beach County)
The goldfinchby Donna Tartt 
Out stealing horses  by Per Petterson
The storied life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino
Christmas on Jane Street by Billy Romp
The alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Rosie effect by Graeme Simsion
A man called Ove by Fredrik Backman
All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr
Tell the wolves I’m home by Carol Rifka Blunt
Redeployment by Phil Klay
Just call me Superhero by Alina Bronsky
The bookseller by Cynthia Swanson
From here to eternity by James Jones
Circling the sun by Paula McLain
The little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
A midnight carol by Patricia K. Davis
Fates and Furiesby Lauren Groff
The shoemaker’s wife by Adriana Trigiani
A light in the ruinsby Chris Bohjalian
The Martianby Andy Weir
The Readers of Broken Wheel recommendby Katrina Bivald
Major Pettigrew’s last stand byHelen Simonson
The sympathizerby Viet Than Nguyen 
Auntie Mameby Patrick Dennis
Station Elevenby Emily St. John Mandel
Various titles in James Patterson’s Bookshots series 

Teaching Through Stories: Inspirational
Godric by Frederick Buechner
The Dalai Lama's Cat 
by Dalai Lama
The Book of Joy  
by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom
Tuesdays With Morrie
by MitchGo Albom
Dinner With A Perfect Stranger
by David Gregory

Grok: Science Fiction and Fantasy
Dune by Frank Herbert
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
The Book of Ralph by Christopher Steinsvold
The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu

Coffee and Classics
Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
Pippi Longstocking
by Astrid Lindgren
The Hobbit
by J.R.R. Tolkien
Don Quioxte
by Miguel de Cervantes
The Shining
by Stephen King
The Pillars of the Earth 
by Ken Follett
The Grapes of Wrath 
by John Steinbeck
Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey
Animal Farm
by George Orwell
Anna Karenina
by Leo Tolstoy
The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter 
by Carson McCullers
A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
A Tale of Two Cities
by Charles Dickens
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes
Gilgamesh by Author Unknown

Tertulias Literarias
Demasiados Héroes by Laura Restrepo.
El Libro Secreto de Frida Kahlo por F.G. Haghenbeck
La Heredera
de Antonio Villa

La Rejadora de Sombras
by Jorge Volpi
El Tiempo entre Costuras por Maria Dueñas
En el Tiempo de las Mariposas
por Julia Alvarez
El amor en los tiempos del colera por Gabriel Marquez
Como aqua con chocolate by Laura Esquivel