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 the Large Print Room on the First Floor of the Main Library.
- September 20, 2007
Never Let Me Go
A reunion with two childhood friends draws Kathy and her companions on a nostalgic odyssey into their lives at Hailsham, an isolated private school in the English countryside, and a confrontation with the truth about their childhoods.
- October 18, 2007
The Memory of Running
Working as a quality control inspector at a toy factory in Rhode Island, friendless alcoholic Smithy Ide considers himself a loser until a tragic event prompts him to set off on an epic cross-country bicycle journey.
- November 15, 2007
The History of Love
Sixty years after a book's publication, its author remembers his lost love and missing son, while a teenage girl named for one of the book's characters seeks her namesake, as well as a cure for her widowed mother's loneliness.
- December 20, 2007
Water for Elephants
Ninety-something-year-old Jacob Jankowski remembers his time in the circus as a young man during the Great Depression, and his friendship with Marlena, the star of the equestrian act, and Rosie, the elephant, who gave them hope.
Book descriptions are taken from Novelist, copyright 2007 EBSCO Publishing
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