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Book Groups

These groups are not meeting until further notice

You have two groups to choose from!


Daytime Book Group

All discussions are at the library at 3 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month.  

Join us! Call 743-1400 if you would like a book set aside for you.

Here are the books chosen so far for 2019 :
January 24, 2019:  The Outermost House by Henry Beston
February 28:  Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
March 28:  Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
April 22:  Hunger by Roxanne Gay
May 20: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
June 24:  Plainsong by Kent Haruf

2018
May 22:  Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
June 25:  The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor
October 23:  The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore
November 27:  This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
December 18:  The Shell Collector by Anthony Doerr
January 22, 2018:  The Good Braider by Terry Farish
February 26:  A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
March 26:  Radium Girls by Kate Moore
April 23:  Life on Mars by Tracy Smith

Here are some of the books the group has read and discussed in recent years:

2016

January 25:  Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
February 22:  Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
March 28:  Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
April 25:  Share your favorite poet!
May 23:  My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
June 27:  Lila by Marilynne Robinson
September 26:  On my Own by Diane Rehm
October 24:  Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
November 28:  The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

 

 2015

January 26:  All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
February 23:  Tara Road by Maeve Binchy
March 23:  The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
April 27:  Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
June 1:  Sister of my Heart by Chitra Divakaruni
July 6:  House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout
September 28:  Harriet and Isabella by Patricia O'Brien
October 26:  The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing
November 23:  The Circle by Dave Eggers
December 28 ~ The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

 

Evening Book Group

The Evening Book Group usually meets on the 1st Monday of the month at 7 pm.

Here are the titles we've read, or will read, this year:

January 2, 2017:  Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry
Februrary 6:  Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots by Jessica Soffer
March 6:  Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
April 3:  News of the World by Paulette Jiles
May 1:  Leavings: Poems by William Berry
June 5:  Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford
October 2:  Women of the Silk by Gail Tsukiyama
November 6:  Killer of the Flower Moon by David Grann
December 4:  Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
January 8, 2018:  Last Days of Night by Graham Moore
February 5:  The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
March 5:  You'll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein
April 2:  The Pecan Man by Cassie Selleck
May 7:  Forty Autumns by Nina Warner
June 4:  Red Notice by Bill Browder

Here's what we've read in the recent past:
2016

January 4:  The Rocks by Peter Nichols
February 1:  Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks
March 7:  Birds in Fall by Brad Kessler
April 4:  Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
May 2:  Did You Ever Have a Family?
by Bill Clegg
June 6:  A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
October 3:  The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
            by Jonas Jonasson

November 7:  The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry by Kathleen Flinn
December 5:  High Tide in Tucson by Barbara Kingsolver

2015
January 13:  The Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas
February 10:  Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat
March 10:  The Elephant Company by Vicki Constantine Croke
April 14:  An Evening of Poetry
May 12:  Americanah by Chimamanda Adiche
June 9:  Deep Down Dark by Hector Tobar
September 8:  The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
October 13:  Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman
November 10:  Dead Wake by Erik Larson
December 7:  Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill