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Nonfiction Book Group Schedule for 2019-20

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9/5/19      Giant by Ron Chernow
10/3/19    Zucked by Roger McNamee
11/7/19   The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg
1/2/20     Becoming by Michelle Obama
2/6/20     Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe
3/5/20     The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
4/2/20     The Spy and the Traitor by Ben Macintyre
5/7/20     The Great Fire by Lou Ureneck

Morning Paperback Book Group 2019-20

Here’s what we’ll be reading and when in the coming year.
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Sept.19    Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
Oct. 17     The Overstory by Richard Powers
Nov. 21    The Summer Guest by Alyson Anderson
Jan. 16     The Three Daughters of Eve byElif Shafak
Feb. 20     Stoner by John Williams
Mar. 19     Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
April 16     Villette by Charlotte Bronte
May 21     Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

2017-18 Afternoon Book Group

Here’s our list for the coming year. Check the Branch Calendar for details.

Oct 3  Mary Coin By Marissa Silver

Nov 7  Primates of 5th Avenue By Wednesday Martin

Dec 5  The Orchardist By Amanda Coplin

Jan 2  America’s First Daughter By Stephanie Drays and Laura Kamoie

Feb 6  The Mandibles: A Family 2029-2047 By Lionel Shriver

Mar 6  The Last Days of Night By Graham Moore

Apr 3  Catch 22 By Joseph Heller

May 1  Winter’s Journey By Diane Armstrong

2016-17 Paperback/Morning Book Group

Here’s our reading list for the coming year:
Sept. 15 Middlemarch, by George Eliot
Oct. 20 My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante
Nov. 17 Margaret the First, by Danielle Dutton
Jan. 19 The Orchardist, by Amanda Coplin
Feb. 16 The Dove’s Necklace, by Raja Alem
Mar. 16 Crusoe’s Daughter, by Jane Gardam
April 20 The Door, by Magda Szabo
May 18 Suspended Sentences:Three Novellas, by Patrick Modiano

See the Branch Calendar to find out how to join us!

2016-17 Afternoon Book Group List

Here are the books we will read and discuss in the coming year:

Oct 4: Waiting for Snow in Havana, by Carlos Eire
Nov 1: Blood, Bones and Butter, by Gabrielle Hamilton
Dec 6: Still Life, by Louise Penny
Jan 3: Elizabeth is Missing, by Emma Healey
Feb 7: Winter Men, by Jesper Bugge Kold
Mar 7: Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren
April 4: The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen
May 2: Every Last One, by Anna Quindlen

See the Branch Calendar for meeting details.

AAUW Paperback Book Group 2013-14

This group meets on Thursday evenings, September through May (except December). Books are usually recent fiction. We plan each year at a picnic in June. Here’s the line up for the coming year:

September             Mudbound by Hilary Jordan

October            Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng

November            The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

January            Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolfe

February            Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime by Ben Fountain

March                        Off Keck Road            by Mona Simpson

April                        Anthills of the Savannah by Chinua Achebe

May                        The Storyteller of Marrakesh by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya