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Monday, May 20, 2013

Afternoon Book Discussions

     Join us once a month, on a Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, to discuss a fiction or non-fiction book selection. Coffee, tea and cookies are served. Books are available at the Circulation Desk four weeks before the discussion date. Our schedule is:

July 17th
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, written by Stieg Larsson
Salander is plotting her revenge – against the man who tried to kill her; and against the government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. But it’s not going to be easy, as she’s in Intensive Care under close supervision

August 21st
The Language of Flowers: a Novel, written by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Discovering the symbolic meanings of flowers while languishing in the foster-care system, eighteen-year-old Victoria is hired by a florist when her talent for helping others is discovered, a situation that leads her to confront a painful secret from her past

September 18th
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: a Savannah Story, written by John Berendt
In charming, beautiful, and wealthy old-South Savannah, Georgia, the local bad boy is shot dead inside of the opulent mansion of a gay antiques dealer, and a gripping trial follows

October 16th
The Lobster Chronicles: Life on a Very Small Island, written by Linda Greenlaw
The author details her return to Isle au Haut, a tiny Maine island with a population of seventy year-round residents, many of whom are her relatives, to describe small-town life in a lobster-fishing village

November 20th
The Lost City of Z: a Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, written by David Grann
Interweaves the story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who vanished during a 1925 expedition into the Amazon, with the author’s own quest to uncover the mysteries surrounding Fawcett’s final journey and the secrets of what lies deep in the Amazon jungle

December 18th
The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald
A young man, newly rich, tries to recapture the past and win back his former love, despite the fact that she has married

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