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Fiction Book Discussions

The library's Fiction Book Club meets one Monday each month at 1 or 7 PM. All are welcome! Whenever possible copies of each title are borrowed from New Hampshire libraries in advance. Books are available for check out with your PPL card.


Necessary Lies| Monday April 13, 1pm & 7pm

Join us on Monday April 13 at 1pm in the MacLeod Room or 7pm in the Hilton Garden Room to discuss Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain.


In this heart-wrenching historical fiction, prolific author Chamberlain focuses on a time in North Carolina’s history that most people would rather forget. It’s 1960, and Jane is a 21-year-old newlywed who’s just accepted a job as a social worker, though her husband, Robert, would rather she stay home like the other country club wives. – Publishers Weekly


Learn more about Diane Chamberlain.

Manuscript found in Accra | Monday May 11, 1pm & 7pm

Join us Monday, May 11at 1pm in the MacLeod Room or 7pm in the Hilton Garden Room to discuss Manuscript found in Accra by Paulo Coelho.

It is Jerusalem, the year 1099, and as French soldiers prepare to invade, a group gathers around a trite sage known as “the Copt.” The topics broached are wide-ranging... - Publishers Weekly

Learn more about Paulo Coelho.

The Year We Left Home | Monday June 8, 1pm & 7pm

Join us Monday, June 8 at 1pm in the MacLeod Room or 7pm in the Hilton Garden Room to discuss The Wives of Los Alamos by Tarashea Nesbit.


First-time novelist Nesbit chronicles the lives of a disparate group of women who forge a new community together after relocating to the desert of New Mexico during World War II. The collective “we” that serves as the book’s protagonist only knows that the women’s physicist husbands are working day and night on a secret government project. – Publishers Weekly

Learn more about Tarashea Nesbit.


Nonfiction Book Discussions

The library's Nonfiction Book Club will meet in February and discuss future titles.

 

The group meets once a month at 7 PM. All are welcome! Whenever possible copies of each title are borrowed from New Hampshire libraries in advance. Books are available for check out with your PPL card.

Out of Order | Tuesday March 17, 7pm

Join us on Tuesday March 17 at 7pm in the Hilton Garden Room to discuss Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court by Sandra Day O'Connor.

The first female Supreme Court justice attempts to shed light on some of its transformations, offering 'snapshots of the people and events that reflect the Court’s evolution and journey.' Since its inception in 1790, the Court has had its share of colorful characters, landmark cases, and an early history that belies its contemporary status as a well-respected institution. O’Connor tells tales of memorable justices and admits to how overwhelming her first day on the job was. - Publishers Weekly

 


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