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The Thursday Night Readers
Meets the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

The group focuses on reading across genres, featuring both contemporary and classic novels, histories and biographies.

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

What We Are Reading:


June 5, 2014

Parrot and Olivier in America
by Peter Carey
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French philosopher Alexis De Tocqueville (as imagined in the fictional character of Olivier de Garmont), travels to America in the company of Parrot, a survivor of Australia's penal colony. An 18th century "odd couple".


July 10, 2014

Pearl of China
by Anchee Min
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An interpretation of the extraordinary life of Pear S. Buck, as seen through the eyes of a fictional friend Willow Lee.

Also discussing Pearl S. Buck's short story, The Enemy about an American-trained Japanese surgeon during WW II who finds and treats an injured American sailor in front of his home. High level moral questions in a time of war highlight the tale.


August 14, 2014

And the Mountains Echoed
by Khaled Hosseini
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A bittersweet saga of an Afgan family that spans six decades of love, loss and death from a compassionate storyteller.



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