Hooked on Books III

Hooked on Books III

Next meeting: February 6, 2019 at 1:00pm @ the Town Center

Adam, an eighteen year-old with autism, unwittingly gets caught up in the evil network of human trafficking the day he finds Marina on the ground. Nursing fresh wounds from losing his mother, Adam is ecstatic to accept a new mother figure into his life. He longs for someone to take walks with and who will watch nature videos with him. He can’t fathom, however, the horrific existence Marina has led prior to appearing in his neighborhood.

Marina, abducted from her country of Moldova, has landed in America and somehow managed to escape. Starving, filthy, and exhausted, she has nowhere to turn and desperately needs Adam’s assistance. But what will Adam’s father think of him allowing this emaciated refugee into their home?

Adam’s father Bruce has his own troubles as the sole caregiver of Adam while trying to hold down a regular job. How will he take on the added responsibility of protecting Marina from the traffickers who are intent on recapturing her? Can he successfully protect both her and his childlike son?


Discussion will be highlighted by FaceTime interview with the author herself. Thank you to Eileen Cohen who is organizing the event.



March 1, 2019 at 1:00pm – The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende

JoAnn Plunkett will be leading the discussion.