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October Book Group Selection
Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri
“Painterly… exquisitely detailed… [Lahiri’s] language seems to have been sieved through a fine mesh, each word a gleaming gemstone. Such expressive refinement perfectly embodies Lahiri’s narrator, who lives alone in an unnamed Italian city [and] examines her life in first-person vignettes… There is melancholy here, but these concentrated, poignant, and rueful episodes also pulse with the narrator's devotion to observation and her pushing through depression to live on her terms. She exalts in her lively neighborhood, in the country beneath skies as moody as she is, and by the tempestuous sea, all while recording her stealthy battle against her tendency to burrow into her shell. An incisive and captivating evocation of the nature and nexus of place and self.”
—Donna Seaman, Booklist
 
 
September Book group Selection
A Month in the Country
In J. L. Carr's deeply charged poetic novel, Tom Birkin, a veteran of the Great War and a broken marriage, arrives in the remote Yorkshire village of Oxgodby where he is to restore a recently discovered medieval mural in the local church. Living in the bell tower, surrounded by the resplendent countryside of high summer, and laboring each day to uncover an anonymous painter's depiction of the apocalypse, Birkin finds that he himself has been restored to a new, and hopeful, attachment to life. But summer ends, and with the work done, Birkin must leave. Now, long after, as he reflects on the passage of time and the power of art, he finds in his memories some consolation for all that has been lost.
 
 
August Book group selection
Walking to Listen by Forsthoefel
"In a world of congestion and noise Andrew Forsthoefel has written a book that opens up an ocean of sublime reflective space. As refreshing as it is timeless and endearing, Forsthoefel deftly shifts between his inner being and the people’s lives that flow through him, mile by mile. His enduring determination to understand others is infectious, and like the many walks of life who embrace him into their homes and hearts, we cannot help but be disarmed of any lingering cynicism or distrust. Ultimately Forsthoefel inspires us to be more curious in life and less offended - a virtuous philosophy in what appears to be an age of increasing polarity in American society." - Tim Cope, award winning author of ON THE TRAIL OF GENGHIS KHAN

We will meet at 11AM to discuss this book and July's selection Jimmy Bluefeather by Heacox.
July and August Selections
We will meet Wed August 25th at 11AM to discuss both books
Jimmy Bluefeather by Heacox (July)
Walking to Listen by Forsthoefel (Aug)

June 2021 Book Group Selection

May 2021 Book Group

Book Group selections
Dec 2020 and Jan 2021
These are the next two titles for the book group. We will not be holding a meeting in December, but hope to be able to in late January. Currently the Girl in Hyacinth Blue is available in book, audio and ebook form on Hoopla and Overdrive. The Library Book, will be offered in the same format options.Check back in January to verify when the meeting will be held.
November- Patrimony
2019

July's Book Selection
2019

May's Book Selection
2019

April 2019 Book Group Selection



Artists' lives serve as the inspiration for Vreeland's popular fiction, most recently in The Forest Lover (2003), a novel about Canadian painter Emily Carr. Writing beautifully accessible prose, Vreeland illuminates the conflicting demands of art and life in spite of a tendency to overly romanticize her subjects. Although she doesn't altogether avoid that pitfall in this irresistible collection of short stories, she does succeed in reaching deeper dimensions. To dramatize the cruel and sexist social mores of their time, Vreeland takes considerable liberties with the life stories of Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, and Edouard Manet, then achieves more subtle effects in tender stories about a boy caught taunting Cezanne and the son of the postman of Arles whose sessions sitting for Van Gogh usher in his coming-of-age. Freed from the complications of portraying iconic figures in her contemporary tales, Vreeland creates unexpected moments of magic, such as when a woman in a floundering marriage poses nude for a sculpture class and gains a new perspective on both herself and her burdened husband. Entertaining and provocative, Vreeland raises piquant questions about relationships between men and women and about how art can both drive people apart and bring people together. Donna Seaman
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September Book Selection

August Book Selection
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