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"Off the Shelf" Adult Book Group

Our “Off the Shelf” book group meets at 7:00 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month in the library's meeting room. Books are available at the front desk one month before the meeting. When available we will try to provide large print and audio copies of the monthly book.

2014

 

The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer

Tuesday, December 2, 7:00 p.m.


After the death of her beloved twin brother, Felix, and the breakup with her longtime lover, Nathan, Greta Wells embarks on a radical psychiatric treatment to alleviate her suffocating depression. But the treatment has unexpected effects, and Greta finds herself transported to the lives she might have had if she'd been born in different eras.

Holiday book exchange. Bring a used wrapped book to exchange and a snack to pass.

 
 

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Tuesday, January 6, 7:00 p.m.

Against a background of English moors in the 18th century, the lives of two families become intertwined through marriage, passion, and the dominating force of a man called Heathcliff.

 
 

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich

Tuesday, February 3, 7:00 p.m.

In an attempt to understand the lives of Americans earning near-minimum wages, Ehrenreich works as a waitress in Florida, a cleaning woman in Maine, and a sales clerk in Minnesota.


 

Empire Falls by Richard Russo

Tuesday, March 3, 7:00 p.m.
(Meeting Room A)

Milo Roby tries to hold his family together while working at the Empire Grill in the once-successful logging town of Empire Falls, Maine, with his partner, Mrs. Whiting, who is the heir to a faded logging and textile legacy.

 
 

Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier

Tuesday, April 7, 7:00 p.m.

A classic novel of romantic suspense finds the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter entering the home of her mysterious and enigmatic new husband and learning the story of the house's first mistress, to whom the sinister housekeeper is unnaturally devoted.

 
 

To Sleep with the Angels: the Story of a Fire by David Cowan and John Kuenster

Tuesday, May 5, 7:00 p.m.

Describes the events of December 1, 1958, when a fire at a Catholic elementary school in Chicago killed ninety-two students and three nuns.

 
 

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

Tuesday, June 2, 7:00 p.m.

In 1939 New York City, Joe Kavalier, a refugee from Hitler's Prague, joins forces with his Brooklyn-born cousin, Sammy Clay, to create comic-book superheroes inspired by their own fantasies, fears, and dreams.