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Coffee, Books and More

Coffee, Books, and More…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. This book discussion meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. in Meeting Room B at the Library. Books will be available at the Fiction/AV/Teen desk one month prior to the discussion.

Inferno

May 21

Inferno by Dan Brown

In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most mysterious literary masterpieces – Dante’s Inferno. Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science.

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

June 18

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Young Francie Nolan, having inherited both her father’s romantic and her mother’s practical nature, struggles to survive and thrive growing up in the slums of Brooklyn in the early twentieth century.

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The Light Between Oceans

July 16

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

After the horror of World War I, Tom Sherbourne welcomes his new job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, an isolated island with no residents aside from him and his wife Isabel. When a boat with a dead man and a young baby washes ashore, Isabel convinces Tom to let her keep the baby as their own, but the consequences to her actions may be dire.

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Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937 – 1948

August 20

Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937 – 1948 by Madeleine Albright

The former Secretary of State paints a portrait of her early life, during which she witnessed the Nazi invasion of her native Prague, the Holocaust, the defeat of fascism, the rise of communism, and the onset of the Cold War.

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Brooklyn

September 17

Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

Leaving her home in post-World War II Ireland to work as a bookkeeper in Brooklyn, Eilis Lacey discovers a new romance in America with a charming blond Italian man before devastating news threatens her happiness.

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Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots

October 15

Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman

A memoir of growing up female in a Hasidic community in Brooklyn, Feldman describes the strict rules that governed her life, her arranged marriage at the age of seventeen, and the birth of her son – which led to her plan to forge her own path in life.

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The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat

November 19

The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore

Forging a friendship at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, Odette, Clarice and Barbara Jean meet regularly at the first diner owned by black proprietors in their Indiana city and are watched throughout the years by a big-hearted man who observes their struggles with school, marriage, parenthood and beyond.

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December 17

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No book discussed – Members’ Meeting

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