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The Village of Palm Springs
226 Cypress Lane
Palm Springs, FL 33461
Ph: (561) 965-4010
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Book Discussion Groups
General Information
We offer variety with four 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, Teaching Through Stories: An Inspirational Book Group, 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.

2nd Tuesday Book Group
Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Tuesday, August 8th at 6:00 pm

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood-where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned-Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.

Coffee & Classics
The Shining by Stephen King

Thursday, August 10th at 3:00 pm

Jack Torrance's new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he'll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote...and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.

Tertulias Literarias - El Alma Hispana
Fe en Disfraz por Myra Santos-Febres

Comenzando el lunes 10 de julio del 2017 a las 6:00 pm

Fe en disfraz es una novela para todos los tiempos y para beberse como una taza de cafe negro y engullirse como un manjar. Viaje con Mayra Santos-Febres y nunca me senti tan arropada tanto por su literatura como por su inteligente escritura, cálida como ella misma, cálida como el mar del Caribe. 
Fe en disfraz se lee como un remedio a todos los males. Mayra nos dice: El tiempo no existe y todo lo que existe es tiempo y el tiempo con ella se vuelve frutal, vivible, y nos revela el movimiento de las estrellas.

Previous Books
2nd Tuesday Group
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Small Great Things
by Jodi Picoult
by Ann Patchett
News of the World
by Paulette Jiles
A Gentleman inb Moscow by Amor Towles
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
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
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