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Book Discussion 2017-2018 reading list

July 21st, 2017 · No Comments · Book Group, Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch, News, Trustees

Our Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group has made their reading list and checked it twice!  Here’s the scoop on what the Evening Book Group has chosen to read this year.  As always, their choices cover an interesting and wide range of reading material.  This book discussion group meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 PM in our cozy Hunt Room. Everyone is welcome to join, or you can “read along” on your own if you can’t make the meetings.  Most of these books are also available as audio-books or downloadable eBooks, so you have options! Please call the Information Desk at 624-6550 at ext. 3320 for more information.  Sign-up and books are kept at the circulation desk of the main library.

September 14, 2017 All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The lives of a blind French girl and a German boy who is a member of the Hitler Youth converge during World War II.


October 12, 2017 Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
This hilarious tale of a blundering narcissist contains a theme of isolation that is just as relevant in the Internet age as it was when it was written in 1980.


November 9, 2017 Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
The author of The Devil in the White City brings to life the sinking of the Lusitania during World War II.


December 14, 2017 News of the World By Paulette Jiles
In this novel set in 1870’s Texas, Captain Jefferson Kidd has been commissioned to return to her family a 10 year old girl rescued from Indian capture.


January 11, 2018 Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Story of a runaway slave on her dangerous path to  freedom. National Book Award winner and Oprah Book Club selection.


February 8, 2018 For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
A classic story of love and war during the Spanish Civil War.


March 8, 2018 Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, A Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard
Young Winston Churchill’s experiences as a prisoner during the Boer War and his harrowing escape.


April 12, 2018 Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
A novel about marriage, immigration, class, race and the American dream that centers on a young Cameroon couple making a new life in New York just as the recession hits.


May 10, 2018 Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance   
This nonfiction account of growing up in a Rust Belt town offers a probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class.

See you at the book discussion!








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