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Book Chat

Book Chat – Book Discussion

The goal of this group is to read a variety of books, both fiction and non-fiction, that will stimulate the mind and some lively conversation. Book Chat meets approximately every six weeks on Monday at 7 p.m. in either Meeting Room B or Room 168. Please check at the Registration desk for the current location. Limited copies of the book are available at the Fiction/AV/Teen desk up to six weeks prior to the discussion.

Book Chat Book Discussion Schedule 2014 

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

September 15

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Many scientific and medical advances of the modern world have been made possible by cells taken from one African-American woman in 1951 without her knowledge or consent. This fascinating tale intertwines her story with that of her family’s search for answers.

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The Thirteenth Tale

October 27

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

When her health begins failing, the mysterious author Vida Winter decides to let Margaret Lea, a biographer, write the truth about her life, but Margaret needs to verify the facts since Vida has a history of telling outlandish tales.

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Moloka’i

December 8

Moloka’i by Alan Brennert

Rachel Kalama is a normal, spirited 7-year-old, until the day a rose-colored mark appears on her skin. Taken from her home and family, Rachel is sent to Kalaupapa, the quarantined leprosy settlement on the island of Moloka’i. Here her life is supposed to end, but instead she discovers it is only just beginning.

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