Novel Conversations is a book group hosted by the Coralville Public Library. The group meets at 7 pm on the third Thursday of each month and alternates between classic novels and recent works of fiction and nonfiction. Participants are welcome to come to all the meetings or just those that sound interesting. Everyone is welcome! Refreshments are served.
Multiple copies of each book are available for checkout in the library and are, whenever possible, made available in large print, audiobook, and ebook editions.
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz*
Oscar Wao is a 300 pound "lovesick ghetto nerd" who lives with his mother and sister in New Jersey. His mother dreams of her old home in the Dominican Republic, his sister rebels, and Oscar types away at his epic fantasy manuscript. Amazon.com critic Brad Thomas Parsons said "This was the most dynamic, entertaining, and achingly heartfelt novel I've read in a long time."