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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:

April 24

Improvement

by Joan Silber

ImprovementJoan Silber may not be a household name, but she is well known and very highly regarded in the book world.  Winner of multiple literary awards for her fiction and short story writing, Silber netted both the acclaimed PEN/Faulkner award and National Book Critics Circle awards for her novel, Improvement.  The book is loosely structured around stories whose characters each have some connection to or involvement with one another.  Improvement is a literary example of the “butterfly effect” where one character’s decisions and actions set off a chain of unseen events that have ramifications which cross continents and generations.  “This is a novel of richness and wisdom and huge pleasure.” –New York Times Book Review

 

 

 

May 22

Killers of the Flower Moon

by David Grann

Killers of the Flower MoonPossible serial killer with over 24 victims?  Each victim a member of one of the wealthiest communities per capita in the United States?  The fact that we have never heard of it is reason enough to read this engrossing investigative story of the Osage murders, the earliest days of the FBI, and a young J. Edgar Hoover.  After oil was discovered on Osage land in the 1920’s, members of the tribe lived a lifestyle of the truly wealthy – until they started to be killed off one by one.  “This page-turner surges forward with the pacing of a true-crime thriller” –Kirkus Reviews (starred review)