Quarterly Virtual Book Discussion Group
Kansas Talking Book's Virtual Book Discussion Group meets quarterly at 12:00 p.m. (noon). To register, call 1-800-362-0699 or email Maggie Witte, provide your name and a phone number where you can be reached during that time. On the date of the book discussion, we will call you to add you to the conference call. All you have to do is answer the phone.
If you have reading suggestions for our book discussion group, let us know.
March 8, 2023
Bring Your Own Book
Let's talk about the book(s) we’ve each been reading. We would love to hear from you and other patrons from around the state would too.
June 14, 2023
DB107924 Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
Annotation: After Tova Sullivan's husband died, she began working the night shift cleaning at the Sowell Bay Aquarium. Tova becomes acquainted with curmudgeonly Marcellus, a giant Pacific octopus living at the aquarium. Marcellus knows more than anyone can imagine but wouldn't dream of lifting one of his eight arms for his human captors--until he forms a remarkable friendship with Tova. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
September 13, 2023
DB 55748 The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson.
Annotation: The author of Isaac's Storm (DB 48811) traces the crimes of Dr. H.H. Holmes, a serial killer who preyed on young women during the 1893 Chicago World's Fair in the amazing landscape that architect Daniel H. Burnham created in a mere two years. Bestseller.
December 13, 2023
DB 22240 Nutcracker by E. T. A. Hoffman
Annotation: A vigorous translation of the original story that inspired Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" ballet. The story combines elements of fantasy and mysticism with overtones of Gothic horror. This new translation was an outgrowth of artist Maurice Sendak's design of sets and costumes for the Pacific Northwest Ballet's acclaimed 1981 production of "The Nutcracker."