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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 3, 2014

The Buccaneers
by Edith Wharton
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Wharton's final novel (completed by Marion Mainwaring after the author's death in 1937). Five wealthy women seek entrance into elite society by marrying British aristocrats.


October 1, 2014

I'm a Stranger Here Myself
by Bill Bryson
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After having lived in England for twenty years, the author returns to the USA and writes a hysterical account of his attempt to reacquaint himself with the American way of life.


November 5, 2014

People of the Book
by Geraldine Brooks
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Rare-book expert Hannah Heath examines a rare Hebrew manuscript. Using clues fround in the codex, takes the reader on a thrilling, fictionalized account of the book's history and provenance.



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