THE BOOKER PRIZE DISCUSSION GROUP meets at 7:00 p.m. in the library on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Since 1969, the “Booker Prize” has been awarded to the best full-length novel written in English by a citizen of the UK, the Commonwealth, Eire, Pakistan, or South Africa. As of September 2013, selection for the “longlist” has been opened to American authors.
• Apr. 22, 2015 – The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert
A debut novel that retells the history of twentieth-century Germany through the experiences of three ordinary Germans: Helmut, a boy born with a physical deformity, finds work as a photographer’s assistant during the 1930s and captures on film the changing temper of Berlin; Lore, a teenage girl whose parents are both in Allied captivity, takes her younger siblings on a terrifying, illegal journey through the four zones of occupation in search of her grandmother; and Micha, a young man trying to discover why the Russians imprisoned his grandfather for nine years after the war, meets resistance at every turn.
• May 27, 2015 – The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor
• June 24, 2015 – Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry
• July 22, 2015 – Unless by Carol Shields
THE FIRST MONDAY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP meets at 7:00 p.m. in the library on the first Monday of each month to discuss titles selected by members of the group.
• May 4, 2015 – State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Pharmaceutical researcher Dr. Marina Singh sets off into the Amazon jungle to find the remains and effects of a colleague who recently died under somewhat mysterious circumstances. But first she must locate Dr. Anneck Swenson, a renowned gynecologist who has spent years looking at the reproductive habits of a local tribe where women can conceive well into their middle ages and beyond.
• June 1, 2015 – Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
• July 6, 2015 – Baker’s Daughter by Sarah McCoy
• Aug. 3, 2015 – Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick
• Sept. 14, 2015 – Me before You by JoJo Moyes
Just pick a group that’s convenient! New members are always welcome! Copies of books for discussion are available at the information desk.