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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.


The Long Walk Home | Monday January 12, 1pm & 7pm

Join us on Monday, January 12 at 1pm in the MacLeod Room or 7pm in the Hilton Garden Room to discuss The Long Walk Home by Will North.


In this lyrical first novel about love and loss by a ghostwriter for Bill Clinton and Al Gore, Alec, a former speech writer for Jimmy Carter, walks 'like a pall bearer' from Heathrow Airport to North Wales to scatter the ashes of his late wife. – Publishers Weekly


Learn more about Will North.

The Girl Who Fell From The Sky | Monday February 9, 1pm & 7pm

Join us Monday, February 9 at 1pm in the MacLeod Room or 7pm in the Hilton Garden Room to discuss The Girl Who Fell From The Sky by Heidi Durrow.

Durrow's debut draws from her own upbringing as the brown-skinned, blue-eyed daughter of a Danish woman and a black G.I. to create Rachel Morse, a young girl with an identical heritage growing up in the early 1980s. - Publishers Weekly

Learn more about Heidi Durrow.

The Year We Left Home | Monday March 9, 1pm & 7pm

Join us Monday, March 9 at 1pm in the MacLeod Room or 7pm in the Hilton Garden Room to discuss The Year We Left Home by Jean Thompson.


“Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori -" that's the line from Horace that Irish poet, playwright and novelist Barry seeks to debunk in this grimly lyrical WWI novel. – Publishers Weekly

Learn more about Jean Thompson.


Nonfiction Book Discussions

The library's Nonfiction Book Club will have a hiatus in January 2015. Meetings will commence in February.

 

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.


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