The Downtowners book group discusses a lively mix of fiction, nonfiction, classics, and genres.
Station Eleven  by Emily St. John Mandel
A Thousand Acres  by Jane Smiley
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untolf Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II  by Denise Kiernan
Tenth of December: Stories  by George Saunders
Shoeless Joe  by W. P. Kinsella
Between the World and Me  by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Where the Red Fern Grows  by Wilson Rawls
Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS  by Joby Warrick
October 19: To be announced...
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn  by Betty Smith
December 14: Readers' Roundup
Kaite Stover is the Director of Readers' Services for the Kansas City Public Library, where she serves as the resident expert on book groups. She hosts workshops and presentations nationwide that focus on improved book group experiences. Booklist magazine publishes her side of its regular column "He Reads/She Reads." For more info on the Downtowners Book Group, contact Kaite Stover  at 816.701.3683.