"In her luminous and long-awaited second novel, bestselling author Elizabeth Strout welcomes readers back to northern New England in the late 1950's. Tyler Caskey has come to love West Annett. The short, brilliant summers and the sharp, piercing winters fill him with awe–as does his congregation, full of good people who seek his guidance and listen earnestly as he preaches. But after suffering a terrible loss, Tyler finds it hard to return to himself as he once was and his congregation begins to question his leadership and propriety. In prose clear and saturated with feeling, Elizabeth Strout draws readers into the details of ordinary life in a way that makes it extraordinary. All is considered–life, love, God, and community —and all is made new by this writer's boundless compassion and graceful prose.” elizabethstrout.com
This is an open book group, all are welcome to attend.
Please pick up or reserve your copy on December 18th
and come back on
Thursday January 22nd to share your thoughts.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Jonas is selected to inherit the position of "Receiver of Memory," the person who stores all the past memories of the time before Sameness, in case they are ever needed to aid in decisions that others lack the experience to make.
When Jonas meets the previous receiver—The "Giver"—he is confused in many ways. Additionally, the Giver is able to break some rules, such as turning off the speaker which listens to peoples' conversations in their homes, and lying to people of the community.
As Jonas receives the memories from the Giver, he discovers the power of knowledge. The people in his community are happy because they do not know of a better life, and the knowledge of what they are missing out on could create major chaos. He faces a dilemma: should he stay with the community and the safe, consistent but shallow life it offers, or should he run away in pursuit of a life full of love, differences, choices, and knowledge, but also potentially full of danger?
The giver won the 1994 Newbery Medal but it also appeared on the American Library Association's list of most challenged books of the 1990s.
This is an open discussion group that welcomes new members. Copies of the book are available at the library.
Adult Book Discussion on May 22, 2014 at 7:00 pm
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Doctors took her cells without asking. Those cells never died. They launched a medical revolution and a multimillion-dollar industry. More than twenty years later, her children found out. Their lives would never be the same.
This is an open discussion group. All are welcome.
Copies will be available one month before the discussion.
Adult Book Discussion March 27 at 7:00 PM
This is an open book group. Everyone is welcome. Pick up or reserve your copy today.
Adult Book Discussion ~ Thursday, February 27 at 7:00 pm ~
The February selection is The Dog Stars by Peter Heller. An epidemic has taken the life of everyone he
loves. He lives off the memories of what his life was before. With nothing to
live for, he blindly carries on. When he receives a chance radio signal, he
decides to risk all that remains to discover the truth.
Copies are available at the library. This is an open discussion group; new readers are welcome!
Adult Book Discussion
Thursday, November 21 at 7:00 pm
For years, Sheriff Holston, has upheld the rules of the underground silo which houses the small community of men and women under his protection, until the day he does the unexpected: He asks to leave.
As his actions throw the community into chaos, an unlikely candidate is chosen to take his place: Juliette, a mechanic with no training in law enforcement, whose only talent is fixing broken machines. Now she must fix the silo she calls home, and in doing so, will learn how badly it is broken, mechanically and socially. The community must suddenly face its past and acknowledge the necessary impossibility that has waited at their very doorstep.
This is an open book group, everyone is welcome!
November 21 at 7:00 pm
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Adult Book Discussion
Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 pm
Join this open book discussion about October's selection, Property by Valerie Martin. The novel, set on a sugar plantation near New Orleans in 1828 tells the story of Manon Gaudet, the wife of the plantation's owner, and Sarah, the slave Manon was given as a wedding present and who she has brought with her from the city. The story is centred on Manon and her resentment towards Sarah. Sarah is not only Manon's slave, but also her husband's unwilling mistress and victim. The private drama of the estate is played out against the backdrop of civil unrest and slave rebellion.
Copies of the book are now available at the library.
Adult Book Discussion
Join an open discussion of Tinkers on Thursday, September 26th at 7:00 pm.
Everyone is welcome
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