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Adult Book Discussions

Booking Around the World Book Discussion Group

Each thoughtful fiction book will be set in a different country. This group meets the second Thursday of the month from 7-8 PM at the MONTGOMERY campus. Gloria Drake, Adult Services Librarian, leads the discussion.

Date

Title

Author

January 9 Please Look After Mom Kyong-suk Sin
February 13 Persepolis Marjane Satrapi
March 13 Funny in Farsi Firoozeh Dumas
April 10 Gardens of Water Alan Drew
May 8 Baking Cakes in Kigali Gaile Parkin
June 12 The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Junot Diaz
July 10 And the Mountains Echoed Khaled Hosseini
August 14 The Slap Christos Tsiolkas

Thursday Book Discussion Group

Provides an opportunity for readers to share insights and discover new books. The group meets from 1-2 PM on the second Thursday of each month at the OSWEGO campus. Kassie Collins, Adult Services Librarian, leads this discussion.

Date

Title

Author

January 9 Astor Place Vintage Stephanie Lehmann
February 13 Gone Girl Gillian Flynn
March 13 The Walk Richard Paul Evans
April 10 The Language of Flowers Vanessa Diffenbaugh
May 8 Where'd You Go, Bernadette Maria Semple

 

 

Mystery Book Club

Discusses plots, settings, and characters of favorite mysteries. The group meets monthly on the third Wednesday from 7-8 PM at the OSWEGO campus. Jaymie Middendorf, Adult Services Librarian, leads this discussion.

Date

Title

Author

January 15 Mr. Churchill's Secretary Susan Elia MacNeal
February 19 The Expats Chris Pavone
March 19 Postmortem Patricia Cornwell
April 16 Innocence Betrayed: Secrets on the Fox River Richard C. Gove
May 21 Defending Jacob William Landay
June 18 Case Histories Kate Atkinson
July 16 The Yiddish Policemen's Union Michael Chabon
August 20 A Study in Scarlet Arthur Conan Doyle
September 17 Live by Night Dennis Lehane
October 15 The Poisoner's Handbook Deborah Blum
November 19 The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie Alan Bradley
December 17 The Beautiful Mystery Louise Penny

 

Classics & Award Winners Book Discussion Group

This group meets the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the OSWEGO campus. Gloria Drake, Adult Services Librarian, leads the discussion.

Date

Title

Author

January 2 The Space Between Us Thrity Umrigar
February 6 Washington Square Henry James
March 6 Where'd You Go, Bernadette Maria Semple
April 3 Clara and Mr. Tiffany Susan Vreeland
May 1 The Forgotten Garden Kate Morton
June 5 Behind the Beautiful Forevers Katherine Boo
July 3 Persepolis Marjane Satrapi
August 7 Doc Mary Doria Russell
September 4 The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles Katherine Pancol
October 2 The Thirteenth Tale Diane Setterfield
November 6 After This Alice McDermott
December 4 Spirit of Steamboat Craig Johnson

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