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Piece of Cake Book Club

Piece of Cake Book Club

Published: February 18, 2021

Few things are as satisfying as reading a great book and finding other people who appreciate it as much as you do! It’s also a pleasure to have a circle of friends who just enjoy talking about books – the characters, the language, the plot – in a thoughtful, engaged way.

If you’re looking for that type of camaraderie, the library’s book clubs offer a variety of themes and focuses. Piece of Cake, as its name hints at, originally met in a bakery/cafe setting, and the club's selected books are manageable reads and are usually fictional, with a memoir or two tucked in every so often. The authors represent a range of fascinating voices, and the conversations are always fun and enlightening.

The group meets next at 4 pm on Thursday, February 25 via Zoom. February’s title is Such a Fun Age, the debut novel of Kiley Reid and an exploration of race, class, fraught relationships, and uncomfortable truths. If you’d like to participate in the discussion, register at to receive the Zoom link.

If you’d like to get a head start on March’s novel, pick up House of Names by Colm Tóibín. Regarded as one of 2017’s best books by a number of publications, the novel is a modern retelling of the story of Clytemnestra, the legendary Greek queen, and her children.