Jan. 3, 2019 Salina Public Library’s Monday Night Book Discussion will start 2019 with “Americanah” by Chimamanda Adichie. The group will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 in the Technology Center Conference Room.

“Americanah” tells the story of a couple who head in different directions. Ifemelu leaves her home in Nigeria behind to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected. Obinze, unable to join her in America, plunges into a dangerous undocumented life in London. The novel won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and The Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Fiction.

Adichie grew up in Nigeria. Her work has been translated into more than 30 languages and has appeared in The New Yorker, The O. Henry Prize Stories and Financial Times. She has written three novels, a collection of short stories and two nonfiction books.

Monday Night Book Discussion is a casual book club that talks about a new popular, contemporary read each month. The public is welcome to come to one or all 12 meetings. The group meets every second Monday at 7 p.m. in the library. No registration is required.

Upcoming discussions will be “Out of My Mind” by Sharon Draper on Feb. 11 and “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman on March 11. For a full schedule of 2019 discussion books look under Programs & Services at www.salinapubliclibrary.org or pick up a schedule at the library, 301 W. Elm. For more information, contact Mark Messenger at infoservices.mark@salpublib.org, (785) 825-4624, ext. 234.