Mystery Book Group
01/02 - The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
02/06 - Coyote Wind by Peter Bowen
03/06 - Every Crooked Nanny by Kathy Trocheck
04/03 - Defending Jacob by William Landay
05/01 - Old World Murder by Kathleen Ernst
06/05 - And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander
07/03 - If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O by Sharyn McCrumb
08/07 - The Alpine Advocate by Mary Daheim
09/04 - Open Season by C.J. Box
10/02 - The Other Woman by Hank Ryan
11/06 - Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
12/04 - Holiday Party & Used Book Exchange
Regular Book Group
01/16 - Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
02/20 - Old Librarians Never Die, They Jump Out of Airplanes by Marie Albertson (local author)
03/20 - Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
04/17 - The Widower's Tale by Julia Glass
05/15 - Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller
06/19 - The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
07/17 - Doc by Mary Doria Russell
08/21 - Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Stout
09/18 - The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
10/16 - A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest J. Gaines
11/20 - The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Phillip Sendker
12/04 - Holiday Party & Used Book Exchange
Currently we have two groups, Mystery and General Fiction, which meet once a
month. Both groups meet in the Sumner Room starting at 1:00 p.m. on their
scheduled day. All meetings are informal and there is no need to sign up in
advance. Everyone is welcome. The materials selected are available at the
library and in paperback edition.
Resources for Upcoming Discussions
Visit the author's website for a biography and book group features
Read reviews online at GoodReads
Read the author's "Letter to Book Clubs" from Random House Reader's Circle
Preview an excerpt from the book at the author's homepage
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Mystery: And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander
For Emily, accepting the proposal of Philip, the Viscount Ashton, was an easy way to escape her overbearing mother, who was set on a grand society match. So when Emily's dashing husband died on safari soon after their wedding, she felt little grief. After all, she barely knew him. Nearly two years later, she discovers that Philip was a far different man from the one she had married. His journals reveal a gentleman scholar and antiquities collector who, to her surprise, was deeply in love with his wife.
Emily becomes fascinated, immerses herself in all things ancient, and begins to study Greek. Emily's intellectual pursuits and her desire to learn more about Philip take her to the quiet corridors of the British Museum, one of her husband's favorite places. There she uncovers a dark, dangerous secret involving stolen artifacts from the Greco-Roman galleries. And to complicate matters, she's juggling two very prominent and wealthy suitors. As she sets out to solve the crime, her search leads to more surprises about Philip and causes her to question the role in Victorian society to which she, as a woman, is relegated.
Regular: The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
Tom Sherbourne is a lighthouse keeper on a tiny island a half day's journey from the coast of Australia. To this isolation he brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after miscarriages and stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby's cries on the wind.
A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby. The baby seems like a gift from God, and the couple's reasoning for keeping her seduces the reader into the waters of treacherous morality even as Tom - whose moral code withstood the horrors of WWI - begins to waver. Readers will be swept into a story about extraordinary characters seeking to find their North Star, in a world where there is no right answer, where justice for one person is another's tragic loss.
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