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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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Book Group: 
Insatiable Readers Book Discussion Group
Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 10:30 am

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much

Allison Bartlett Hoover

People have been collecting—and stealing—books since before Gutenberg invented the printing press. Internationally, according to Interpol, rare book theft is more widespread than fine art theft. Although dealers will tell you "every rare book is a stolen book," the stories of these heists have remained quiet, shielded by an insular community of book dealers and book collectors that prefers to keep its losses secret.

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Book Group: 
Nighttime Nonfiction Book Discussion Group
Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm

I'll Be Gone in the Dark

By Michelle McNamara

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, Michelle McNamara’s compelling investigation of the “Golden State Killer,” who terrorized northern California from the mid-70s to the mid-80s, is one of the best true crime books to come along in a decade. It’s the story of two obsessions: McNamara’s obsession with the criminal, and whatever abhorrent obsession drove him to commit a series of horrific rapes and murders over ten years. The author, a true crime journalist who created the popular website TrueCrimeDiary.com, describes the crimes and examines clues in an effort to uncover his identity.

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Book Group: 
True Crime Book Club
Tuesday, January 29 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Gail Honeyman

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding unnecessary human contact, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.

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

White Houses

Amy Bloom

Lorena Hickok meets Eleanor Roosevelt in 1932 while reporting on Franklin Roosevelt’s first presidential campaign. Having grown up worse than poor in South Dakota and reinvented herself as the most prominent woman reporter in America, “Hick,” as she’s known to her friends and admirers, is not quite instantly charmed by the idealistic, patrician Eleanor. But then, as her connection with the future first lady deepens into intimacy, what begins as a powerful passion matures into a lasting love, and a life that Hick never expected to have.

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Book Group: 
First Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Warlight

Michael Ondaatje

In a narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself--shadowed and luminous at once--we read the story of fourteen-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister, Rachel. In 1945, just after World War II, they stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth.

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Book Group: 
Second Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

African American History

Book Group: 
Insatiable Readers Book Discussion Group
Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 10:30 am

Just Mercy

Bryan Stevenson

A powerful, bold true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix America's broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.

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

Lost in Shangri-la

Mitchell Zuckoff

Award-winning former Boston Globe reporter Mitchell Zuckoff unleashes the exhilarating, untold story of an extraordinary World War II rescue mission, where a plane crash in the South Pacific plunged a trio of U.S. military personnel into a land that time forgot.

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

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Mary Ann Shaffer

It's 1946 and author Juliet Ashton can't think what to write next. Out of the blue, she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey – by chance, he's acquired a book that once belonged to her – and, spurred on by their mutual love of reading, they begin a correspondence. When Dawsey reveals that he is a member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, her curiosity is piqued and it's not long before she begins to hear from other members.

Book Group: 
Sunday NovelTea Book Discussion Group
Sunday, March 3, 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: 
First Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

White Houses

Amy Bloom

Lorena Hickok meets Eleanor Roosevelt in 1932 while reporting on Franklin Roosevelt’s first presidential campaign. Having grown up worse than poor in South Dakota and reinvented herself as the most prominent woman reporter in America, “Hick,” as she’s known to her friends and admirers, is not quite instantly charmed by the idealistic, patrician Eleanor. But then, as her connection with the future first lady deepens into intimacy, what begins as a powerful passion matures into a lasting love, and a life that Hick never expected to have.

Find White Houses in the catalog.

Book Group: 
Second Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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