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Below you will see a list of what we are reading. Use the links provided to get a copy and join us for a lively discussion. Sessions are the monthly. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

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In Cold Blood

Truman Capote

On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.

As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, he generates both mesmerizing suspense and astonishing empathy. In Cold Blood is a work that transcends its moment, yielding poignant insights into the nature of American violence.

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Book Group: 
True Crime Book Club
Tuesday, March 26 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

I'll Be Gone in the Dark

By Michelle McNamara

I'll Be Gone in the Dark—the masterpiece McNamara was writing at the time of her sudden death—offers an atmospheric snapshot of a moment in American history and a chilling account of a criminal mastermind and the wreckage he left behind. It is also a portrait of a woman's obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth. Utterly original and compelling, it has been hailed as a modern true crime classic—one which fulfilled Michelle's dream: helping unmask the Golden State Killer.

Book Group: 
Nighttime Nonfiction Book Discussion Group
Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm

In the Midst of Winter

Isabel Allende

Worldwide bestselling “dazzling storyteller” (Associated Press) Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil. In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident—which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives.

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Book Group: 
First Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Need To Know

Karen Cleveland

Vivian and Matt are a seemingly normal suburban couple, experiencing the same struggles as many North American families: juggling work and children, budgeting for a house in a decent school district. They're in love and life is good. Though Vivian can't share much about her CIA assignment with him, Matt has always been supportive, and his job as a software engineer allows him the flexibility needed to raise their four kids.

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Book Group: 
Sunday NovelTea Book Discussion Group
Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

How to Stop Time

By Matt Haig

Even though there is something extraordinary about Tom Hazard and his aging process, the problems and insights he experiences as he goes through life, are universal. Love, memory, and time play tricks on us all as this novel illustrates so exquisitely. This is an engaging, sweeping love story with all the elements of a great historical/time travel novel.

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Book Group: 
Second Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

What a Wonderful World

Book Group: 
Insatiable Readers Book Discussion Group
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10:30 am

First Women

Kate Anderson Brower

One of the most underestimated—and challenging—positions in the world, the First Lady of the United States must be many things: an inspiring leader with a forward-thinking agenda of her own; a savvy politician, skilled at navigating the treacherous rapids of Washington; a wife and mother operating under constant scrutiny; and an able CEO responsible for the smooth operation of countless services and special events at the White House.

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Book Group: 
Nighttime Nonfiction Book Discussion Group
Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm

How to Walk Away

Katherine Center

Margaret Jacobsen is just about to step into the bright future she’s worked for so hard and so long: a new dream job, a fiancé she adores, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in a brief, tumultuous moment. In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Maggie must confront the unthinkable.

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Book Group: 
First Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Art of Racing in the Rain

Garth Stein

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.

Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn't simply about going fast. Using the techniques needed on the race track, one can successfully navigate all of life's ordeals.

Find The Art of Racing in the Rain in the catalog.

Book Group: 
Sunday NovelTea Book Discussion Group
Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In the Midst of Winter

Isabel Allende

Worldwide bestselling “dazzling storyteller” (Associated Press) Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil. In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident—which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives.

Find In the Midst of Winter in the catalog.

Book Group: 
Second Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Happy Birthday Alabama

(Meet in the Adult Program Room)

Book Group: 
Insatiable Readers Book Discussion Group

The Gene: An Intimate History

Siddhartha Mukherjee

Majestic in its scope and ambition, The Gene provides us with a definitive account of the epic history of the quest to decipher the master-code that makes and defines humans – and paints a fascinating vision of both humanity's past and future.

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Book Group: 
Nighttime Nonfiction Book Discussion Group
Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm

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