The Rakow Readers Book Group is for readers interested in reading and discussing contemporary fiction and nonfiction.  Rakow Readers meets the fourth Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Rakow Branch. New members are always welcome! To join, please contact Susan Farnham at or at 847-531-7271.

2016 - 2017 Schedule


September 26th, 2016

Orphan Train

Christina Baker Kline

October 24th, 2016


Alice McDermott

November 28th, 2016

A Spool Of Blue Thread

Anne Tyler

December 19th, 2016 Fates & Furies

Lauren Groff

January 23rd, 2017

Kitchens Of The Great Midwest

J. Ryan Stradal

February 27th, 2017

A Man Called Ove

Fredrik Backman

March 27th, 2017

Lord Of Misrule

Jaimy Gordon

April 24th, 2017

The Turner House

Angela Flournoy

May 22nd, 2017

The Boys In The Boat

Daniel James Brown

June 26th, 2017

Station Eleven

Emily St. John Mandel