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Book Discussion Groups

Daytime Book Group

All discussions are at the library at 3 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month.  Call 743-1400 if you would like a book set aside for you.

2013

  • January 28: Quiet: the power of introverts by Susan Cain
  • February 25: Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
  • March 25: River of Doubt by Candice Millard
  • April 22: She Walks in Beauty edited by Caroline Kennedy
  • May 20: Master of the Mountain by Henry Wiencek
  • June 24: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
  • September 23: Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

 

2012

  • February 20: Goldengrove: a novel by Francine Prose
  • March 26: Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • April 23: Leavings by Wendell Berry
  • May 21: That Used To Be Us by Thomas Friedman
  • June 18h: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
  • September 24: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
  • October 22: Home by Toni Morrison
  • November 26: Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
  • December 17: Alys, Always by Harriet Lane

2011

  •  January 1,000 White Women by Jim Fergus
  •  February Scalpel and the Silver Bear by Lori Alvord and Elizabeth Cohen
     Van Pelt
  •  March Lost Mountain: a year in the vanishing wilderness radical strip mining and the devastation of Appalachia by Erik Reece
  •  April The Road From Coorain by Jill Ker Conway
  •  May As Husbands Go by Susan Isaacs
  •  September - Cutting for Stone
  •  October: Wild Swans: 3 daughters of China by Chang
  •  November: Let the Great World Spin by McCann
  •  December: The Spiral Staircase by Karen Armstrong

2010

  • Dec Letters to My Daughter by Maya Angelou
  • Nov The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander Newfoundland by Jim DeFede
  • Oct Half Broke Horses by Walls
  • Sept Still Alice by Lisa Genova
  • June Eye Contact by Cammie McGovern
  • May The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood.
  • Apr. Sleeping Arrangements by Madeleine Wickham
  • Mar. Housekeeping: a novel by Marilynne Robinson
  • Feb. True Compass: a memoir by Edward M. Kennedy
  • Jan. Self Storage by Gayle Brandeis

2009

  • Dec.  Sudden Sea: the Great Hurricane of 1938 by R. A. Scott
  • Nov. 23 Skin of a Lion by Michael Ontdaatje
  • October 26 Me & Emma by Elizabeth Flock
  • Sept. 28 - readers' choice.  Come make suggestions for the next 9 months of reading!
  • June 22 Michelle: a biography by Liza Munday
  • May 18 Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
  • April 27 Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb
  • March 23   Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
  • February 23  Not yet Drown’d by Peg Kingman
  • January 26, 2009  Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian

2008

  • December 22   Redbird: poems by Mary Oliver

  • Nov. 24   Modoc: the true story of the greatest  elephant that ever lived by Ralph Helfer

 List of books the Daytime Book Group read previously

Evening Book Group

The Evening Book Group meets on the 2nd Tuesday the month at 7 p.m.

2013

  • January 8 ~ As Always, Julia by Joan Reardon
  • February 5 ~ Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts
  • March 5 ~ Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
  • April 2 ~ The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
  • May 7 ~ Presidents Club by Nancy Gibbs
  • June 4 ~ Midnight in Peking by Paul French
  • September 10 ~ The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout

2012

  • January 3rd ~ Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
  • February 8th ~ Once Upon A River by Bonnie Jo Campbell
  • March 6th ~ The Cello Suites by Eric Siblin
  • April 3rd ~ The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • May 1st ~ Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
  • June 5th ~ Binocular Vision by Edith Pearlman
  • September 4 ~ Group meets to choose books for the months ahead.
  • October 2 ~ Music & Silence by Rose Tremain
  • November 5 ~ Lots of Candles, plenty of cake by Anna Quindlin
  • December 4 ~ Folded Earth by Anuradha Roy

2011

  •   Jan.  The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Defede

  •   Feb. Falling Leaves by Mah

  •   Mar. Snow by Pamuk

  •   April Let's Take the Long Way Home by Caldwell

  •   May Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938 by Scotti

  •   June Honey Trail by Pundyk

  •   October At Home in the World by Joyce Maynard

  •   November Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende

  •   December Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

2010

  • Jan.  The Cellist of Sarajevo by Galloway
  • Feb. The Art of Racing in the Rain
  • Mar. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Apr. Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder
  • May Lost City of Z by David Grann
  • June When Everything Changed: amazing journey of American Women from 1960 to the present by Gail Collins
  • Sept. Book share of recent best reads
  • Oct. Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by Ross King
  • Nov. One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
  • Dec. Sarah's Key by Rosnay

 

2009

  • Tues December 1 The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • Tues November 3 Indian Givers by Jack Weatherford
  • Tues October 6 The Lost Painting by Jonathan Harr
  • Tues. June 2 The Nine by Jeffrey Toobin
  • Tues. May 5 Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
  • Tues. April 7 The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl

 

List of books the Evening Book Group read previously