Book Clubs

Below are the listings for the library’s book clubs:
Adult Book Club: Fiction
Adult Book Club: Non-Fiction
Upper Elementary Book Club
Young Adult Book Club

Adult Book Club: Fiction
There are two adult fiction book clubs each month. Please see our calendar or stop by the Library for this months books and meeting times.

Book Clubs

Arcadia by Lauren Groff                                                                                                                           Monday, December 7th at 12 PM

Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery                                                                                                Monday, November 2nd at 12 PM

OCTOBER BOOK CLUBS

No Impact Man by Colin Beaven                                                                                                                         Monday, October 5th at 12 PM

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler                                                                                                                Monday, October 19th at 7 PM

COPIES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY!

                                                                                                                                                   The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith                                                                                                      Monday, September 14th at 12 PM

                                                                                                                                                 The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender                                                                         Monday, September 21st at 7 PM

Flora by Gail Godwin

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The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

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Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

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Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

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The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier

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The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

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Lolita

Lolita by Vladmir Nabakov

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

Ordinary Grace

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Eleanor & Park
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The Book of Unknown Americans
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Blindsighted
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The Husband's Secret
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A Tale for the Time Being
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The Expats
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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
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The Lowland
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The Goldfinch
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A Simple Plan
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A House in the Sky
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The Art Forger
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The Orchardist
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Americanah
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The Woman Upstairs
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An unreliable, angry first person narrator doesn’t make this book easy to love. Nora, an elementary school teacher/repressed artist is seething with fury underneath her beloved 4th grade teacher facade. She is single, childless and a non…
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The Light Between Oceans
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My main beef with this novel is how damn heart wrenching it was. Reading it felt like I was being subjected to emotional abuse.A WWI vet light keeper, and his unable-to- carry-a-pregnancy-to-term-wife, live on an isolated lighthouse o…
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The Orphan Master's Son
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This book had a very skewed ratio of How I Felt while Reading: How I Feel Having Finished. I did not enjoy reading this book. The plot leapt in ways that made no sense to me (except perhaps to show the Sense is an unrealistic expectation…
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Sharp Objects
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Dark, creepy and sinister. Camille is a reporter for an also-ran Chicago newspaper. She is sent to her Missouri home town to catch a scoop on a possible serial child killer. Her mother is unwelcoming at best, her tween aged younger siste…
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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
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Cheryl Strayed’s account of how she got in way over her head and hiked the PCT is good because the woman knows how to tell a story. There’s adventure (bears, menacing guys, vanishing toe nails), loss and growth that are related with sinc…
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The Round House
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Joe is a 13 year old Ojibwe boy whose mother, Geraldine, is brutally raped. Erdrich’s novel intermingles a detective story in which Joe conducts his own investigation of the crime, and a tale in which magical realism and Native spiritual…
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Me Before You
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Ok, so this book was a sappy romance. But it was a good sappy romance.(Those four stars are in the content of the genre)Lou is hired as the care taker for Will, a former master of the universe who is now wheel chair bound. You all know w…
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Sweet Tooth
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I love a good plot twist and McEwan delivers. The twist lifted the book from 3 stars to 4. Otherwise, this book is no Atonement, or even a Saturday. Initially I thought the book was over-sexed and under-plotted. Our protagonist, Serena o…
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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
3 of 5 stars
This book was, well, nice. It was also slow and a bit didactic. The slow may have been fitting as it is about a walk, but the author could have been a little less heavy handed. It’s a story about regrets, new beginnings and letting life …
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Tenth of December
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I read this one twice – the first time after that gushing NYT magazine profile back when it came out, and again (actually listened to it the second time around) this summer. I very rarely read something twice but these stories are that g…
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Bring Up the Bodies
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Bringing Up the Bodies made all the work it took me to get through Wolf Hall worth it. It’s an unusual series where the second book is better than the first, but Mantel pulls it off. I don’t know if it is because Anne Boelyn is such gre…
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Wolf Hall
4 of 5 stars
For the first half of this book I was treading water. Which Thomas which which? And which one was Lord of Norfolk and who was the Duke of Suffolk? But I’m glad I kept going. Some of the writing is stunning (I think I’ll never forget the …
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TransAtlantic
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Life After Life
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HHhH
4 of 5 stars
This book contains multitudes.
HhHH (Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich, or Himmler’s Brain is called Heydrich) is a fictional account of the assassination of Reinhard Heidrich. The story itself, in which a Czech and a Slovak, Jozef Gabćik …
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Flight Behavior
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Dellarobia Turnbow is a woman trapped in a marriage to a man who spends his evenings channel surfing and whose relationship with his parents is best summed up by his nickname, Cub. Dellarobia is in the midst of an ill-considered escape f…
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The Marriage Plot
3 of 5 stars
Middlesex is probably my favorite novel. I approached The Marriage Plot with a mix of trepidation and anticipation. I’m not even sure how to review it. This novel follows 3 seniors at Brown the early 1980’s. The plot, which is far too co…
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Defending Jacob
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Defending Jacob is a page turner. It is a Scott Turow-esque drama in which an attorney faces the other side of the law. Andy Barber is an ADA in an affluent suburb of Boston whose life is turned upside down when his only son is charged w…
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The Yellow Birds
4 of 5 stars
The first epigraph in The Yellow Birds is
A yellow bird with a yellow bill
Was sittin’ on my window sill
I lured him in with a piece of bread
And then I smashed his fucking head
The rest of the novel is no less brutal. Kevin Powers, an…
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Rules of Civility
4 of 5 stars
A stylish period piece about identity, truth and knowing yourself. Katey Kontent and Eve Ross are young women swimming in a secretarial pool at a Manhattan law firm in 1938. Katey is from Brighton Beach and Eve from Iowa. Both are trying…
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The Uncoupling
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A new drama teacher comes to a suburban New Jersey town and decides to stage Lysistrata. In the ensuing months, a cool breeze flows through the town and cause women to loose their desire for men. If the reader suspends her disbelief, and…
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The Big Sleep
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If you’re looking for a book that highlights every convention of noir fiction, this is a great book. If you’re looking for a book that has a clear, follow-able plot, this may not be it. Every bit of exposed thigh, pulled down hat brim, s…
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This is Where I Leave You
3 of 5 stars
Jonathan Tropper’s novel features a highly dysfunctional family that is forced to spend quality time together when the patriarch’s dying wish is that the family sit Shiva. The story is frequently laugh out loud funny, but Tropper pushes …
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Canada
5 of 5 stars
This is a character driven novel. The two prime plot points are revealed in the first two sentences: First, I’ll tell you about the robbery our parents committed. Then about the murders, which happened later. If you’re looking for a pag…
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Sister
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Sister gets points for the premise, but not for the execution. Two sisters, one successfully but uptightly living in New York as a desiger, the other in London as a poor art student. The poor artist, Tess, goes missing and the titular si…
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The Art of Fielding
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The best think I can say about this book is stolen from a friend who read it first: it’s like a John Irving novel from back when John Irving wrote good novels. (in fact a main character is named Owen, and in a book heavy with literary a…
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We Are All Welcome Here
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The Leftovers
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The Leftovers is set after an indiscriminate rapture. Millions of people have vanished from the planet, without apparent regard for sect or virtue. Perotta’s novel focuses on those who are left behind. It’s a little creepy – white clad w…
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Wonder Boys
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The White Tiger
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Lark & Termite
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The Memory of Running
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Year of Wonders
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The Age of Innocence
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11/22/63
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I approached this book warily. It is very long. It is by Stephen King, whose novels I have never read, but who I associate strongly with the kinds of books (gory) that I never would read. Perhaps my low expectations helped, but while I w…
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The Language of Flowers
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Interesting to learn about the language of flowers, and cool plot device, but story was -predictable, and Victoria wasn’t developed enough for me to forgive her being her own worst enemy. Other characters also felt a bit flat.
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The Commoner
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Mudbound
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The Glass Castle
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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
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Birds in Fall
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The Music Lesson
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Life of Pi
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Possession
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An Unfinished Season
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A Taste For Death - Part 1
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Love Medicine
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What was Lost
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My Ántonia
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The Poisonwood Bible
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Out Stealing Horses
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The Namesake
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Peace Like a River
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Tinkers
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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
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The Great Fire
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Solar
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Charming Billy
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The Housekeeper and the Professor
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The Piano Teacher
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The God of Animals
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So Long at the Fair
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A Gate at the Stairs
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Firefly Lane
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Madame Bovary
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The Last Child
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A Thousand Splendid Suns
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Rabbit, Run
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The Lock Artist
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Prayers for Sale
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The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore
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Jane Eyre
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The Master
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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Remarkable Creatures
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Freedom
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The Grapes of Wrath
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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Sarah's Key
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The Good Daughters
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Union Atlantic
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The Keep
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Train Dreams
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