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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!

 

AnnihilationThursday, April 19 at 7 p.m.

Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

This is the twelfth expedition to Area X, a place that has been cut off for decades. The first twelve expeditions ended under varying suspicious circumstances. The twelfth expedition must map the terrain, collect specimens, record observations, unravel the mystery of Area X, and avoid contamination. The first in a stunning trilogy about won a Nebula Award for best novel in 2014.

 

 

 

SenseandSensibilityThursday, May 17 at 7 p.m.

Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen

When their father dies and leaves his estate to his son from his first marriage, The three Dashwood sisters and their mother must leave their home and move to a small cottage with meager income. Elinor, the oldest, is more reserved and sensible about love than her younger sister, Marianne, who is an emotional romantic, eager for romance and marriage. Needing to marry to secure their futures, the girls support each other as they navigate love and heartache.

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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, April 10, 2018

Our Souls at Night

by Kent Haruf

Our Souls at NightPublished in 2015, after Haruf's death in November 2014, this poignant final novel set in the small plains town of Holt, Colorado, explores the possibility of second chances in the twilight of life. Addie Moore has been a widow for years and her neighbor Louis Waters was alone too. In such a small town they naturally have known each other for decades; in fact, Addie was quite fond of Louis' wife. His daughter lives hours away in Colorado Springs, her son even farther away in Grand Junction, and Addie and Louis have long been living alone in houses now empty of family, the nights so terribly loenly, with no one to talk to. But one night Addie pays an unexpected visit to her neighbor. " What follows is a sweet love story, a deep friendship, and a delightful revivial oa a life neither of them was expecting,..." (Publishers Weekly)  The novel was recently made into a Netflix movie, starring Jane Fonda and Robert Redford.

 

 

                        

 

        Tuesday, May 8, 2018

           Homegoing      

       by Yaa Gyasi

homegoingWinner of the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award, Gyasi's novel follows two half-sisters, Effia and ESi, who are born into different villages in 18th century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and lives in comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castel. Unbeknownst to Effia, her sister, ESi, is imprisoned beneath her in the castle's dungeons, having been sold as chattel in teh booming Gold Coast slave trade. The plot traces the fates of both sisters and their descendants through the ensuing decades: Esi in America, and Effia in Ghana. Effia's family endures centuries of warfare in Ghana as the FAnte and ASnte nations wrestle with the slave trade and the British colonization. Esi, and her childeren, raised in slavery, experience the plantations of the South, the Civil War, the Great Migration, and life in 20th century Harlem. Gyasi's generational saga transforms 300 years of the Afican American experience into a cohesive and compelling story with vividly drawn, sympathetic characters. " This is an amazing first novel, remarkable in its epic vision." (Library Journal)

 

 

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