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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!

 

  Thursday, January 18, at 7 p.m.

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

labgirlA memoir about Hope Jahren, a renowned American geochemist and geobiologist, her three laboratories, her mistakes and successes as a scientist, and her adventures with her eccentric lab partner. Follow Jahren’s journey from inquisitive child to her triumphs in a male dominated field in this short but powerful story.

 

 

Thursday, February 15 at 7 p.m.

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

undergroundrailroadWinner of both the Pulitzer Prize (2017) and the National Book Award for Fiction (2017), The Underground Railroad invents a literal railroad underground, complete with engineers, conductors, tracks, and tunnels, for slaves to use for escape to the North. We follow Cora, a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia, and Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia who tells Cora about the station. The two make plans to risk everything and escape.

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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, February 13, 2018

 

The Buried Giant

by Kazuo Ishiguro

buriedgiantThis latest book by the recently-announced winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature, finds Ishiguro writing in a genre not usually associated with him: fantasy. And not just near-future, slightly dystopian fantasy, but full-out mythic Arthurian fantasy, with dragons, pixies, and ogres. The story is set in post-Roman Britain where Axl and Beatrice, a couple of elderly Britons, decide that now is the time, fianlly, for them to set off across the troubled land of mist and rain to find the son they have not seen for years, the son they scarcely remember. They know they will face many hazards - some strange and otherworldly  - but they cannot foresee how their journey will reveal to them the dark and forgotten corners of their love for each other. Nor can they foresee that they will be joined on their journey bya Saxon warrior, his orphan charge, and a knight - each of them, like Axl and Beatrice, lost in some way to theie own pasts, but drawn toward the comfort and the burden of life's memories.

 

 

 

 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.