107 NE Monroe Peoria, Illinois 61602-1070

Calendar

Intercontinental Readers meets once every three months at 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.  on Tuesday at Main Library Gallery Classroom to discuss books by American and Irish authors. We Skype with members in Clonmel, Ireland.

For more information email Terry Tate at knttate@mchsi.com

March 6, 2018Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

Ordinary Grace is a brilliantly moving account of a boy standing at the door of his young manhood, trying to understand a world that seems to be falling apart around him. It is an unforgettable novel about discovering the terrible price of wisdom and the enduring grace of God.

 

June 5, 2018Days Without End by Sebastian Barry

Moving from the plains of Wyoming to Tennessee, Sebastian Barry’s latest work is a masterpiece of atmosphere and language. An intensely poignant story of two men and the makeshift family they create with a young Sioux girl, Winona, Days Without End is a fresh and haunting portrait of the most fateful years in American history and is a novel never to be forgotten.

 

September 11, 2018 Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

 

November 27, 2018 Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume

Two outcasts—a man ignored, even shunned by his village, and the one-eyed dog he takes into his quiet, tightly shuttered life—find each other, by accident or fate, and forge an unlikely connection. As their friendship grows, their small, seaside town falsely perceives menace where there is only mishap—and the duo must take to the road.

.