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Upcoming Speakers & DiscussionsDave Clark presents Good Food Fast: The 20th Century Dining Revolution . Program preceded by 10 a.m. coffee time. L...Suzanne Hales, title TBA. Program preceded by 10 a.m. coffee time. Location: Roehri RoomThe adult book discussion features The Art Forger by Barbara A. Shapiro. By page two of this novel, the reader is fully ...
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Our summer book group titles, though vastly different in subject, had one thing in common – they all made for great discussions. From July to September we immersed ourselves in the fast-paced world of the spy thriller genre, experienced survival … Continue reading
We ventured into non-fiction territory in June with Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking. Ironically, though nearly half of the group identified as introverts (the other half identified as middle-of-the-road ambiverts), we … Continue reading
Give us a book, any book and this group will have a great discussion about it! This month our selection was Nightwoods by Charles Frazier of Cold Mountain fame. Despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of the group were … Continue reading
This month’s discussion book, Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron was the 2010 winner of the Bellweather Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. This powerful novel follows the life of Jean Patrick Nkuba, a talented young Rwandan runner with dreams of … Continue reading
Our discussion of 11/22/63 by Stephen King proved that books we love don’t always make for great book club selections. Although the overwhelming consensus was that this novel was enjoyable and even fascinating at times, the discussion didn’t flow as … Continue reading
Arcadia by Lauren Groff is an intensely character-driven story about a boy named Bit Stone. It is told in four sections, during four different periods of his life. During the first two sections, Bit is growing up in an idealistic … Continue reading
We began this year’s discussion group with a novel set in late 1930s Manhattan, The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. Most participants gave it a favorable review, but critics felt that the main character—smart, beautiful, martini-loving Katey Kontent—was not authentically feminine … Continue reading
In December, we discussed A Grown-up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson, which was a genre shift from our usual literary fiction to women’s fiction. We agreed that though variety is the spice of life and it’s important to read … Continue reading
Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks inspired “so-so” reactions from our book group, but because we learned so much from reading it, there was much to discuss. We determined that the novel’s key themes are intolerance, the role of women, race … Continue reading