Book Group

Brown Bag - White Heat

Edie Kiglatuk is the best guide and teacher in Canada's Ellesmere Island. During a routine hunting and fishing expedition, one of the men that hired her was shot to death, supposedly by a ricochet from his own gun. As Edie sets out to discover what those tourists were really after, another incident occurs, the suicide of her stepson. Although the two events seem unrelated, Edie is determined to find the connection. Her search leads to a fight for natural resources and secrets that stretch back generations into the far reaches of the tundra. All are welcome to attend.

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The Mysterious History of England : A Plague on Both Your Houses

Bring your lunch and join us in our discussion of A Plague on Both Your Houses by Susanna Gregory. Set in 1348 during the reign of King Edward III. Matthew Bartholomew is a physician and teacher at the new university growing in Cambridge as the community anticipates the coming of the Black Death. But before the pestilence strikes he must investigate the inexplicable death of the Master of Michaelhouse.

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Inspiration: Living Life Mindfully - Stitches: a handbook on meaning, hope...

Author Anne Lamott explores how we can find meaning and peace when life lurches out of balance. Even through the loud and frantic times, we are allowed to recapture wholeness after a loss and to locate our true identities. All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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genre X: We Need New Names

Join us for our monthly book discussion for readers in their 20s and 30s. March's selection is We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo.

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

For more information on genre X, visit our website and join our Goodreads group to see a list of upcoming and previous selections.

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Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction: Maus

This month's book is Maus by Art Spiegelman.Maus has been described as a memoir, biography, history, fiction, autobiography, or a mix of genres. In 1992 it became the first graphic novel to win a Pulitzer Prize.It depicts the author interviewing his father about his experiences as a Polish Jew and Holocaust survivor. If you have never read a graphic novel, this is the one to try.

Copies of Maus will be available at Maze Branch a month before the discussion. Library book discussions are open to all who are committed to reading and talking about books.

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Read & Reflect - Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times

In the 1950s, twenty-two-year-old Jenny Lee leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in London's East End slums. Jenny encounters a woman with twenty-four children who can't speak English, prostitutes, other women she helped through challenging births. All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Words on Wednesday: Secrets of Mary Bowser

Based on a remarkable true story, The Secrets of Mary Bowser is an inspiring tale of one daring woman's willingness to sacrifice her own freedom to change the course of history. Join us to discuss this remarkable book.

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

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The Mysterious History of England : Satan in St. Mary's

Bring your lunch and join us in our discussion of Satan in St. Mary's by P. C. Doherty.Set in 1284 during the reign of King Edward I. During a time of a traitorous movement the apparent suicide of a loyal subject raises suspicions and the king demands an investigation. His Chancellor chooses clerk Hugh Corbett who is quickly drawn in to the tangled underworld of London.

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genre X: You're Not Doing it Right

Join us for our monthly book discussion for readers in their 20s and 30s. February's selection is You're Not Doing it Right by Michael Ian Black.

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

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Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction: The Ghost Map

This month's book is The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson. In the London summer of 1854 cholera tore down Broad Street killing 10% of the population in two weeks. Using multidisciplinary thinking, the author illuminates the intertwined histories of the spread of disease, the rise of cities, and the nature of scientific inquiry.

Copies of The Ghost Map will be available at Maze Branch a month before the discussion. Library book discussions are open to all who are committed to reading and talking about books.

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