We are celebrating 30+ years of reading and meeting. Virginia Fetscher, Assistant Director has been leading this successful Book Discussion Group since 1983.
The Library’s Book Discussion Group meets every three weeks (with occasional one-week lapses due to holidays). The group meets on Wednesday evenings at 8 PM and talks informally about plot, character, motivation, language, and anything else that comes to mind for about an hour before checking out the author’s biographical facts and what critics have had to say about the book under discussion.
Anyone interested is cordially invited to pick up a copy of the upcoming book (lists for future dates and copies of the current book are always available) and join the fun! The books are almost always fiction, with a fair distribution between male and female authors; and a range of publication dates from the nineteenth century up to a few months ago.
Current selections listed below
January 11 Emma Cline The Girls
February 11 Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending
February 22 Elizabeth Strout Burgess Boys
March 15 Dave Eggers The Circle
April 15 Melanie Benjamin The Aviator’s Wife
April 26 Laird Hunt Neverhome
May 17 Pat Barker Regeneration
January 20 John Banville Ancient Light
February 10 Tracey Chevalier Remarkable Creatures
March 2 Keigo Higashino Devotion of Suspect X
March 23 Sarah Dunant Birth of Venus
April 13 Chang-Rae Lee Native Speaker
May 4 Geraldine Brooks March
May 25 Monica Ali In the Kitchen
For lists of books discussed in previous years, please click on the year: