Does your book group tend to get "stuck" in a certain country or time period or genre? If your group has, you know exactly what I mean. St. Louis County Library's Book Discussion Kit program has a wide selection of titles and can help you get out of your rut.
Here are a few titles that may help:
"Doc" by Mary Dora Russell
The year is 1878, peak of the Texas cattle trade. The place is Dodge City, Kansas, a saloon-filled cow town jammed with liquored-up adolescent cowboys and young Irish hookers. Violence is random and routine, but when the burned body of a mixed-blood boy named Johnnie Sanders is discovered, his death shocks a part-time policeman named Wyatt Earp. And it is a matter of strangely personal importance to Doc Holliday, the frail twenty-six-year-old dentist who has just opened an office at
No. 24, Dodge House.
"Sutton" by J.R. Moehringer
A fictionalized account of Willie Sutton, one of the most notorious criminals in American history, traces his life, his doomed romance with his first love, and his surprise pardon on Christmas Eve in 1969.
"A Walk in The Woods" by Bill Bryson
Bill Bryson and his hiking partner, Stephen Katz, risk snake bites, bear attacks and more while walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail.
Remember you have to call to book a kit: 314-994-3300.