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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

 

Me Before You by Jo Jo Moyes

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

Taking a job as an assistant to extreme sports enthusiast Will, who is wheelchair bound after a motorcycle accident, Louisa struggles with her employer's acerbic moods and learns of his shocking plans before demonstrating to him that life is still worth living.

 
 

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Tuesday, July 1, 7:00 p.m.

Set in the near future, America has become a puritanical theocracy. Offred tells her story as a Handmaid under the new social order. Her story has become one of the most powerful and most widely read novels of our time.

Join us the following Tuesday, July 8 at 7:00 p.m. for a showing of the movie The Handmaid’s Tale. Watch it and decide - which do you like best?

 
 

We will not be meeting in August but we still have a recommendation for you to round out your summer reads. Stop in and get a copy of the book along with some questions to think about.

Return to Wake Robin: One Cabin in the Heyday of Northwoods Resorts by Marnie O Mamminga [Nonfiction]

Five generations of Mamminga's family have been rejuvenated by times together in Wisconsin's Northwoods. In a series of evocative remembrances accompanied by a treasure trove of vintage family photos, Mamminga takes us to Wake Robin, the cabin her grandparents built in 1929 on Big Spider Lake near Hayward, on land adjacent to Moody's Camp. Along the way she preserves the spirit and cultural heritage of a vanishing era, conveying the heart of a place and the community that gathered there.

 
 

The Orphan Train by Christina Kline

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

Close to aging out of the foster care system, Molly Ayer takes a position helping an elderly woman named Vivian and discovers that they are more alike than different as she helps Vivian solve a mystery from her past.

 
 

Stiff: the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach [Nonfiction]

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

A look inside the world of forensics examines the use of human cadavers in a wide range of endeavors, including research into new surgical procedures, space exploration, and a Tennessee human decay research facility.

 
 

The Sinking of the Eastland: America’s Forgotten Tragedy by Jay Bonansinga [Nonfiction]

Tuesday, November 4, 7:00 p.m.

Chronicles the events of July 24, 1915, when the steamship Eastland capsized and sank in the port of Chicago, killing over eight hundred people.

 
 

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.