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Kay Carlson Book Discussion Group
Meets the first Wednesday of the month except January and February at 10:00 a.m.

Beginning its 39th year, this group reads a variety of contemporary and classic fiction as well as nonfiction. Group members take turns facilitating the discussions.

Copies of the book selections are available for check out at the Library approximately one month before the discussion.

What We Are Reading:


September 2, 2015


The Orphan Train
by Christina Baker Kline
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Foster teen Molly performs community service work for 91-year-old Vivian, and discovers that they are more alike than different. A coming-of-age tale that illuminates and contrasts the harsh realities of Depression-era Minnesota with present-day foster care in Maine.


October 7, 2015

The Necklace
by Cheryl Jarvis
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The true story of how 13 women combined forces and money to purchase a $37,000 diamond necklace they would all share. An engaging snapshot of what it means to be middle-aged and female in America.


November 4, 2015

Barchester Towers
by Anthony Trollope
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Part 2 of The Barchester Series, which chronicles the struggle to control the diocese of Barchester. A Victorian classic, featuring incompetent Bishop Proudie, his horrible wife, and the hypocritical chaplain, Mr. Slope.


December 2, 2015

The Choir
by Joanna Trollope
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Hugh Cavendish, the dean of Aldminster Cathedral, proposes to eliminate the expense of the boys' choir when he discovers the cathedral requires extensive repairs. The repercussions of his decision are felt throughout the community, impacting even his own wayward children.

Look for future discussion titles to be posted later this fall.