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Books in the Afternoon
Book Discussion Group

Join us for lively discussions of contemporary fiction! All are welcome. Discussions are free and open to the public. No registration is necessary.

Discussions are held on the third Thursday of the month from 1 to 2 p.m. and again from 6 to 7 p.m. in Large Print Room on the First Floor of the Main Library.

Upcoming Discussions:

  • April 17, 2008

  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez's
    Love in the Time of Cholera
    Fermina Daza and Florentino Ariza consummate their passion at the beginning of the 20th century after having waited over 50 years.

  • May 15, 2008

  • Khaled Hosseini's
    A Thousand Splendid Suns
    Two women born a generation apart witness the destruction of their home and family in war-torn Kabul; losses incurred over the course of thirty years test the limits of their strength and courage.

  • June 19, 2008

  • Paul Auster's
    The Book of Illusions
    A Vermont professor, disillusioned with self-pity and grief over his family's death in a plane crash, finds a new purpose when he becomes obsessed with research into the life and art of a silent film comedian who mysteriously disappeared when silent films ended.

  • July 17, 2008

  • Carson McCullers'
    The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
    A quiet, sensitive girl searches for beauty in a small, but damned Southern town.

  • August 2008

  • No discussion. Please join us again in September.

Book descriptions are taken from Novelist, copyright 2008 EBSCO Publishing