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Books on Tap

PDL & the Liberty Street Brewing Co. host this monthly book club, meeting to talk books, socialize and kick back with a cold one.  Meetings take place at Liberty Street Brewery at 149 W. Liberty Street, in the heart Plymouth’s Old Village.  Copies of the book on deck are available at the library check-out desk.  Cheers!

 

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Thursday, June 21 at 7 p.m.

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

Winner of both the Nebula Award and the Hugo Award, The Windup Girl is set in 23rd-century Thailand. In this future, due to extensive global warming and diminished fuel sources, manually wound springs serve as energy storage devices, and mega-corporations strictly regulate food production through genetically “hacked” seeds that they control.

 

 

 

orfeoThursday, July 26 at 7 p.m.

Orfeo by Richard Powers

Composer Peter Els is experimenting in his home microbiology lab, attempting to biohack music into a bacterial human pathogen--which Homeland Security deems suspicious. Els flees and becomes a fugitive called the “Bioterrorist Bach.” Els, on the run, must journey into his own past and across the country to turn this disaster into a work of art. 

 

 

 

 heartisalonelyhunterThursday, August 16 at 7 p.m.

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

Published in 1940, this was McCullers’ debut novel when she was only 23 years old. Set in a small town in Georgia, the story follows John Singer, a lonely deaf-mute, and the townspeople who are drawn toward him, each confiding in him their secrets and desires.

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PDL & the Liberty Street Brewing Co. host this bimonthly book club, meeting to talk books, socialize and kick back with a cold one. Meetings take place at Liberty Street Brewery at 149 W. Liberty Street, in the heart Plymouth’s Old Village. Copies of the book on deck are available at the library check-out desk. Cheers!

Thursday, September 25th at 7pm

The Contortionist's Handbook By Craig Clevenger

contortionistshandbookJohn Vincent Dolan is a talented young forger with a proclivity for mathematics and drug addiction. In the face of his impending institutionalization, he continually reinvents himself to escape the legal and mental health authorities and to save himself from a life of incarceration. But running turns out to be costly. Vincent's clients in the L.A. underworld lose patience, the hospital evaluator may not be fooled by his story, and the only person in as much danger as himself is the woman who knows his real name.

 

 

Thursday, October 23rd at 7pm

American Gods By Neil Gaiman

american godsDays before his release from prison, Shadow's wife, Laura, dies in a mysterious car crash. Numbly, he makes his way back home. On the plane, he encounters the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday, who claims to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America.  Together they embark on a profoundly strange journey across the heart of the USA, whilst all around them a storm of preternatural and epic proportions threatens to break.  Scary, gripping and deeply unsettling, American Gods takes a long, hard look into the soul of America. You'll be surprised by what and who it finds there...

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PDL & the Liberty Street Brewing Co. host this bimonthly book club, meeting to talk books, socialize and kick back with a cold one. Meetings take place at Liberty Street Brewery at 149 W. Liberty Street, in the heart Plymouth’s Old Village. Copies of the book on deck are available at the library check-out desk. Cheers!

Thursday, April 24th at 7pm -  City of Thieves by David Benioff

During the Nazis' brutal siege of Leningrad, Lev Beniov is arrested for looting and thrown into the same cell as a handsome deserter named Koyla. Instead of being executed, Lev and Koyla are given a shot at saving their own lives by complying with an outrageous directive: secure a dozen eggs for a powerful Soviet colonel to use in his daughter's wedding cake. In a city cut off from all supplies and suffering unbelievable deprivation, Lev and Koyla embark on a hunt through the dire lawlessness of Leningrad and behind enemy lines to find the impossible. By turns insightful and funny, thrilling and terrifying, City of Thieves is a gripping, cinematic World War II adventure and an intimate coming-of-age story with an utterly contemporary feel for how boys become men.

 

Books on Tap - Upcoming Selections

Thursday, February 28, 2013
A Night of Serious Drinking by René Daumal

nightdrinkingThe fantastic world depicted in “A Night of Serious Drinking” is actually the ordinary world turned upside down. The characters are called the Anthographers, Fabricators of useless objects, Scienters, Nibblists, Clarificators, and other absurd titles. Yet the inhabitants of these strange realms are only too familiar: scientists dissecting an animal in their laboratory, a wise man surrounded by his devotees, politicians, poets expounding their rhetoric. These characters perform hilarious antics and intellectual games, which they see as serious attempts to find meaning and freedom. (Tusk Ivories Press)

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

A Piece of the World

by Christina Baker Kline

 

         pieceoftheworld    Kline, author of the bestselling Orphan Train, tells a story of art and friendship inspired by Andrew Wyeth's mysterious and iconic painting, Christina's World. For Christina Olson, the real-life subject of Wyeth’s painting, the entire world was her family's remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by a degenerative illness, Christina seemed destined for a small life. Instead, for more than twenty years, she was host and inspiration for the artist, who started painting her while visiting the area in 1939. Kline interweaves fact and fiction to bring into focus the flesh-and-blood woman behind the portrait; she vividly imagines the life of a smart, determined woman with a complicated relationship to her family and her past, constrained by both duty and disability, who forges a special bond with one of America’s greatest modern artists.

 

                        

 

        Tuesday, July 10, 2018

           Book Lovers' Choice      

      (annual planning meeting)

stackofbooks During this popular evening for group members and newcomers alike, readers are invited to a free-wheeling conversation about authors, titles, and opinions on books they’ve read recently or books they’d like to read - fiction or non-fiction, old or new. Share your thoughts on the prospective titles for the next year of reading and discussion; all members are encouraged to bring along ideas for the group to consider. All book lovers are welcome to participate in this annual planning session.

 

 

 

                      Tuesday, August  14, 2018

                                                                  Commonwealth     

                                                                   by Ann Patchett         

  commonwealth         Patchett (Sate of Wonder, Bel Canto) spins a semi-autobiographical saga of two broken families and the paths their lives take over the course of 40 years, through love and marriage, death and divorce, and a dark secret from childhood that lies underneath it all. It starts one Sunday afternoon in Southern California, when Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating's christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny's mother, Beverly - thus setting in motion the dissolution of both their marriages and the joining of two families. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents, and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them.When, in her twenties, Franny begins an affair with a legendary author and tells him about her family, the story of her siblings and their childhood becomes the basis for his wildly successful book, ultimately forcing them to come to terms with their losses, their guilt, and the connection they feel for one another.

                              

                                                                                  

For more information about the Contemporary Book Discussion Group, contact Sue Patterson, 734.453.0750 ext. 241, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.