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Brown Bag Books


This Library book discussion group meets at noon on the fourth Wednesday of each month and is always open to new members. The group selects the books for discussion, which are available at the check-out desk during the month preceding the discussion. Volunteers from among the group lead the discussion, with background materials supplied by the librarian. Bring your own lunch or snack; the Library provides beverages.

Titles for upcoming months are:


February 28

News of the World

by Paulette Jiles

News of the WorldA unique western and a finalist for last year’s National Book Award, News of the World is truly a study of complex relationships that will make readers question their sense of right and wrong.  In 1870 young Johanna is being raised by the same Kiowa raiders who killed her parents and sister.  Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd has been hired to deliver her to extended family in San Antonio after she is rescued from the Kiowa.  Johanna is uncivilized by Kidd’s standards, but the bond between them grows during their journey. “Lyrical and affecting, the novel succeeds in skirting clichés through its empathy and through the depth of its major characters.”  –Kirkus Reviews



March 28

A Man Called Ove

by Fredrik Backman

A debut noveA Man Called Ovel from Sweden, Backman has written a delightful story universally described as “charming.”  Ove is a curmudgeon who lets his feelings be known to all people, on all things.  He is forced out of his self-constructed shell of isolation when new neighbors arrive – including two chatty daughters.  Of course beneath Ove’s coarse, gruff exterior lies a heart of gold; but getting to it can prove a challenge.  If you liked, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand you will love, A Man Called Ove.   “If there was an award for ''Most Charming Book of the Year,'' this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down.”  -Booklist (starred review)



April 25

Everything I Never Told You

by Celeste Ng

Everything I Never Told YouAnother debut, this one from Celeste Ng whose follow-up novel is currently residing on the bestseller list.  There is no better time to get caught up with this rising literary talent.  Marilyn and James Lee are an American Chinese family in 1970’s Ohio.  Their middle daughter Lydia is their obvious favorite who is found dead in a local lake.  The Lee’s world is turned upside down.  The oldest child Nathan is out for vengeance and younger sister Hannah seems to know more than she is letting on.  Exquisite literary writing and genuine page-turning thrills rarely come together as strikingly and fulfilling as Ng manages in her bestselling, critically acclaimed debut.  “Ng’s prose is precise and sensitive, her characters richly drawn.”  -Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)



May 23

Lab Girl

by Hope Jahren

Lab GirlHope Jahren is an American geochemist and geobiologist at the University of Hawaii.  Lab Girl, her first book, is a blend of personal memoir and engrossing science writing. Hope was raised in Minnesota and developed a love of nature playing her father’s lab where he taught earth science at a community college.  Over the course of her accomplished career she teamed up with friend and loyal lab partner Bill.  Lab Girl delivers on all fronts, personal, environmental, and political.  Jaren’s knack for blending these two genres of memoir and science produces a book that is equal parts endearing and educational.   “A scientific memoir that’s beautifully human.” –Popular Science

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