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Book Groups
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. Our next meeting will be Monday, January 2, when we will discuss Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.  (The library will be closed on December 26.)   Join us! Call 743-1400 if you would like a book set aside for you.

Here are a few of the books chosen for 2017:
January 23:  The Light of the World by Elizabeth Alexander
February 27:  All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traisler
March 27:  The Art of Mending by Elizabeth Berg
April 24:  The Tin Ticket by Deborah Swiss
May 22:  Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
June 25:  The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor

Here are some of the books the group has read and discussed recently: 

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

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
January 27:  The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier
February 24:  Boys in the Boat by Daniel J. Brown
March 24: One Summer by Bill Bryson
April 28:  The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
May 19:  The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
June 23:  Dear Life by Alice Munro
September 22:  The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
October 27:  Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam
November 24:  Horse of a Different Color:  Stories by Howard Waldrop
December 22:  The Round House by Louise Erdrich 

Evening Book Group
The Evening Book Group usually meets on the 1st Monday of the month at 7 pm. Our next gathering will be January 2, when we will discuss Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry.  Looking ahead, here are the books scheduled for the upcoming months:

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

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

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
January 14:  Z:  A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Fowler
February 11:  And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
March 11:  After This by Alice McDermott
April 8:  Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
May 13:  Born Under an Assumed Name by Sara Taber
June 10:  The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro
September 16:  The Greater Journey by David McCullough
October 14: Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro
November 11:  White Dog Fell from the Sky by Eleanor Morse
December 9:  The House Girl by Tara Conklin