Bowie’s Bookshelf by John O’Connell

In 2013, three years before David Bowie died, London’s Victoria & Albert Museum hosted an exhibition called “David Bowie Is.” As a part of the exhibition, Bowie supplied the museum with a list of 100 books that had influenced him. …


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Adult Book Discussion: A Distant Heart

Monday, October 07, 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Tuesday, October 08, 2:00 – 3:30 PM.

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be A Distant Heart by Sonali Dev.

Kimi grows up in a mansion at the top of Mumbai’s …


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The Salt Line by Holly Goddard Jones

I have acarophobia (extreme fear of very tiny bugs), so I’m still trying to figure out why I couldn’t put down Holly Goddard Jones’ dystopian novel in which the only common enemy is the deadly virus-carrying miner tick.

In an …


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Adult Book Discussion: At the Wolf’s Table

Monday, September 09, 6:00 – 7:30 PMTuesday, September 10, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be At the Wolf’s Table by Rosella Postorino.

Germany, 1943: Impoverished and alone, Rosa has been conscripted to be one …


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Adult Book Discussion: Girl in Disguise

Monday, July 01, 7:00 – 8:30 PMTuesday, July 02, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister.

In the tumultuous years of the Civil War, the streets of Chicago offer …


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Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir by Ruth Reichl

Fans of Ruth Reichl’s autobiographical works will want to continue the journey with her new book Save Me the Plums.

When Gourmet Magazine ceased publication in 2009, Reichl had been its editor-in-chief for ten years. She chronicles those years …


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Adult Book Discussion: Burned

Monday, June 03, 7:00 – 8:30 PMTuesday, June 04, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be Burned by Edward Humes.

In 1989, Jo Ann Parks survived a house fire that claimed the lives of her …


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Adult Book Discussion: The Dollhouse

Monday, May 06, 7:00 – 8:30 PMTuesday, May 07, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis.

When she arrives at the Barbizon Hotel in 1952, secretarial school enrollment in hand, …


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Adult Book Discussion: How to Walk Away

Monday, April 08, 7:00 – 8:30 PMTuesday, April 09, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be How to Walk Away by Katherine Center.

Margaret Jacobsen is just about to step into the bright future she’s …


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Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Australian Federal Agent Aaron Falk (The Dry) returns in Jane Harper’s novel Force of Nature.

This time, Agent Falk and his new partner, Carmen Cooper investigate the disappearance of a hiker gone missing during a corporate retreat. …


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Adult Book Discussion: West

Monday, March 04, 7:00 – 8:30 PM Tuesday, March 05, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be West by Carys Davies.

When Cy Bellman reads in the newspaper that ancient bones have been discovered in …


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Adult Book Discussion: This Is What Happened

Monday, February 04, 7:00 – 8:30 PM Tuesday, February 05, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be This Is What Happened by Mick Herron.

Living alone in a sublet in the huge city of London, …


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Adult Book Discussion: Seven Days of Us

Monday, January 07, 7:00 – 8:30 PM Tuesday, January 08, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak.

It’s Christmas, and for the first time in years the entire …


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Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

“In 1945 our parents went away and left us in the care of two men who may have been criminals.” This is the opening line of Michael Ondaatje’s haunting new novel, Warlight.

The story follows the lives of fourteen-year-old Nathaniel


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Adult Book Discussion: The Dry

Monday, December 03, 7:00 – 8:30 PM Tuesday, December 04, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be The Dry by Jane Harper.

In the grip of drought, a community is facing life and death choices …


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Adult Book Discussion: The Story of Arthur Truluv

Monday, November 12, 7:00 – 8:30 PM Tuesday, November 13, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg. An emotionally powerful novel about three people who each lose …


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Adult Book Discussion: Nomadland

Monday, October 01, 7:00 – 8:30 PM Tuesday, October 02, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be Nomadland by Jessica Bruder.

Finding that social security comes up short, older Americans have taken to the road …


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Everything Here Is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee

Freedom takes many forms in Mira T. Lee’s debut novel. Miranda’s pregnant mother was an immigrant from China when she journeyed to America to give her family a better life. When she dies, Miranda assumes the role of mother to


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