This exciting book group combines two of our favorite things: reading and eating! We meet on the third Tuesday of each month from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Just bring the book, your lunch and be ready for a great discussion. Coffee, tea, and dessert will be provided by the library, plus something extra that is inspired by the book.
Sign-up is requested, as space is limited. Call 978-468-5577.
Titles are subject to change if needed.
September 17, 2013
"Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next. His fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student." - CatalogAlso available as large print, CD (audiobook), and downloadable ebook or audio.
October 15, 2013
"An epic saga of the upstairs and downstairs residents of an English country house which spans some 240 years and includes the stories of its original architect, a Victorian family that shared four decades of family history, soldiers billeted in the house during World War I, and a young couple who restores the house in the 1950s." - Catalog
Also available as large print.
November 19, 2013
Day After Night
Named a ‘Best Book of the Year’ by The Washington Post & Salt Lake City Tribune! “Four young women haunted by unspeakable memories and losses, afraid to begin to hope, find salvation in the bonds of friendship and shared experience even as they confront the challenge of re-creating themselves in a strange new country. Based on the extraordinary true story of the October 1945 rescue of more than two hundred Jewish prisoners from the Atlit internment camp outside Haifa.” - Catalog
Also available in large print and on CD (audiobook).
December 17, 2013
“Liam Pennywell, who set out to be a philosopher and ended up teaching fifth grade, never much liked the job at that run-down private school, so early retirement doesn't bother him. But he is troubled by his inability to remember anything about the first night that he moved into his new, spare, and efficient condominium on the outskirts of Baltimore. All he knows when he wakes up the next day in the hospital is that his head is sore and bandaged.” - Catalog
January 21, 2014
“Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children and a house on the Cape, is a celebrated Harvard professor at the height of her career when she notices a forgetfulness creeping into her life. As confusion starts to cloud her thinking and her memory begins to fail her, she receives a devastating diagnosis: early onset Alzheimer's disease.” - Catalog
February 18, 2014
“Thirteen-year-old Matilda watches as all the foreigners flee her homeland--all but one, the white man Mr. Watts. Amidst the ruins of the town schoolhouse, Watts reads Dickens' Great Expectations to the children, thus sparking their imaginations and giving them hope in a chaotic world.” – Catalog
March 18, 2014
Shapiro, Barbara A.
The Art Forger
“Boston painter Claire Roth has survived financially by painting reproductions. Influential gallery owner Aiden Markel arrives with a bizarre proposal: her own show if she will forge a copy of a Degas, one of the pictures stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. As she works, Claire and Aiden become lovers, but she doesn't tell him about her discovery that the stolen Degas is itself a copy.” - Catalog
April 15, 2014
The Light Between Oceans
"A novel set on a remote Australian island, where a childless couple live quietly running a lighthouse, until a boat carrying a baby washes ashore." - Catalog
May 20, 2014
Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West
“A captivating full-length book derived from a widely read and much beloved New Yorker piece about Wickenden's grandmother and her grandmother's best friend who left their affluent East Coast lives to "rough it" as teachers in the wilds of Colorado in 1916.” – Catalog
Also available in large print.