Adult Book Club Discussion: The Book of Joy

Please join us for the next meeting of our Adult Book Club scheduled for Tuesday, February 13 at 1:00 p.m.  We will be discussing  "The Book of Joy" by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.   

Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships—or, as they would say, because of them—they are two of the most joyful people on the planet.

In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering?

They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our time and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy.

This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecedented week together, from the first embrace to the final good-bye.

Copies of the book are available for checkout at the library.

What:  Adult Book Club
When:  February 13, 2018, 1:00 pm

Where:  East Troy Lions Public Library
East Troy Lions Public Library Adult Book Club Reading List 2018 

January:  A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

February:  The Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu

March: Z by Theresa Anne Fowler

April:  Hillbilly Elegy by J. Vance

May:  Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve

June:  The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

July:  What's A Ghoul to Do? by Victoria Laurie

August:  First Draft and Epoch by East Troy High School Students

September:  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovish by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

October:  Trump Revealed by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher
 
November:  Evicted by Matthew Desmond

December:  Emily Oliphant is Fine by Gail Honeyman