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An Invitation to Join Our Monthly Book Group July 9, 2007

Filed under: Books,Monthly Book Group — svref @ 7:53 pm

Do you love to read? Enjoy stimulating book discussions with other avid readers? Please join us Thursday evening, July 19, 2007, at 7 p.m. in the Library Program Room for our Monthly Book Group’s discussion of Timothy Egan’s The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl. This book, which won the 2006 National Book Award for non-fiction, tells the story of the Great Depression’s Dust Bowl catastrophe through the lives of twelve families and their communities.

The Monthly Book Group meets on the third Thursday of each month (with the exception of December). Please also join us to discuss the other books we will be reading for August-December 2007:

August 16 Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

This poignant, tender meticulously researched book moves between the present, where elderly Jacob Jankowski lives in an assisted living home, and the past, when he worked for the circus.

September 20 The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

This well-written book examines the immigrant experience. A traditional couple from India confronts conflicts of assimilation as they try to retain their heritage while adapting to the culture of the United States.

October 18 The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

The author’s chronicle of the year following the sudden death of her husband of 40 years, the writer John Gregory Dunne.

November 15 Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace–One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin.

When a small Pakistani village cares for Mortenson when he fails to climb K2, the author promises to build its first school–and goes on to build over 50 schools across Pakistan and Afghanistan.

December 13 Intuition by Allegra Goodman

An engaging novel which reflects the difficulties of the scientific process and the lure of success. A life-changing controversy engulfs a cancer research lab where they report results that may be too good to be true.

If you would like to be on our email list for Monthly Book Group news, please sign up at the Library’s Web site.

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