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.
• July 23, 2014 – The Riders by Tim Winton
The Riders is a superbly written and a darkly haunting story of a lovesick man in a vain search for a vanished woman. It is a powerfully accurate account of marriage today, of the demons that trouble relationships, of resurrection found in the will to keep going. The Riders is also a moving story about the relationship between a loving man and his tough, bright daughter.
* Aug. 27, 2014 – The Orchard on Fire by Shena MacKay
* Sept. 24, 2014 – The Underground Man by Mick Jackson
* Oct. 22, 2014 – Grace Notes by Bernard MacLaverty
* Nov. 19, 2014 – The Industry of Souls by Martin Booth
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.
• Aug. 4, 2014 – The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Potzsch
Germany, 1660: When a dying boy is pulled from the river with a mark crudely tattooed on his shoulder, hangman Jakob Kuisl is called upon to investigate whether witchcraft is at play. So begins The Hangman’s Daughter–the chillingly detailed, fast-paced historical thriller from German television screenwriter Oliver Pötzsch, a descendant of the Kuisls, a famous Bavarian executioner clan.
• Sept. 8, 2014 – The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond
• Oct. 6, 2014 – Born in Ice by Nora Roberts
• Nov. 3, 2014 – Once we were Brothers by Ronald Balson
Just pick a group that’s convenient! New members are always welcome! Copies of books for discussion are available at the information desk.