Summer 2013 - Spring 2014 Book Discussion Titles
Join us every second Wednesday of each month from 7-8 p.m. for an informal book discussion. The books chosen for discussion through May 2014 will be available to borrow about a month before each discussion and may be picked up at the library circulation desk. The titles are a mixture of fiction and non-fiction. The discussion is open to all adults.
Books For Discussion
July 10, 2013: The World We Found by Thrity N. Umrigar
Exploring the enduring bonds of friendship and the power of love to change lives, and offering an unforgettable portrait of modern India -- a nation struggling to bridge economic, religious, gender, and generational divides.
August 14, 2013: In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson
In the Garden of Beasts is a vivid portrait of Berlin during the first years of Hitler’s reign, brought to life through the stories of two people: William E. Dodd, who in 1933 became America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s regime, and his daughter, Martha.
September 11, 2013: The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
The history of polygamy in the Mormon Church intertwines the story of Ann Eliza Young, the nineteenth wife of Brigham Young, and a modern mystery in which a polygamous man has been found murdered and one of his wives is accused of the crime.
October 9, 2013: The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love by Kristin Kimball
"The Dirty Life" is the captivating chronicle of their first year on Essex Farm, from the cold North Country winter through the following harvest season--complete with their wedding in the loft of the barn.
November 13, 2013: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
State of Wonder is a provocative and ambitious novel set deep in the Amazon jungle. A researcher at a pharmaceutical company, Marina Singh must step out of her comfort zone when she is sent into the heart of the Amazonian delta to check on a field team that has been silent for two years.
December 11, 2013: Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West by Dorothy Wickenden
A detailed study of two spirited and privileged young women who unexpectedly became a small part of the history
January 08, 2014: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Considered the best mystery novel ever written by many readers, And Then There Were None is the story of 10 strangers, each lured to Indian Island by a mysterious host. Once his guests have arrived, the host accuses each person of murder. Unable to leave the island, the guests begin to share their darkest secrets--until they begin to die.
February 12, 2014: Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard
James A. Garfield may have been the most extraordinary man ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman.
March 11, 2014: The Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
Sent to medieval Cambridge in order to exonerate Jewish prisoners who have been accused of murdering four children, University of Salerno medical expert Adelia discovers that the killer may be a former crusader.
April 09, 2014: Seal Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy Seal Sniper by Howard D. Wesdin
A book that takes you inside SEAL Team Six – the covert squad that killed Osama Bin Laden.
May 14, 2014: The Paris Wife by Paula McClain
A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley. Follows the life of Ernest Hemingway's first wife, Hadley, as she navigates 1920s Paris.