Are you interested in discovering the fiction of other countries and cultures? There is truly a world of reading out there to explore. To help you get started, we have compiled a list of international authors--from Afghanistan to Zambia.

Lunch and a Book January 2016

 

All the light we cannot see: a novel by Anthony Doerr — When Marie Laure is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast. In Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, grows up with his younger sister, Jutta, both enchanted by a crude radio Werner finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and brutal military academy and, ultimately, makes him a highly specialized tracker of the Resistance. Werner travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure. Please join us at noon on January 14.

 

Lunch and a Book 2016 Reading List

Lunch and a Book meets the second Thursday of the month from 12:00-1:00PM.  No registration required, participation encouraged.

All the light we cannot see: a novel by Anthony Doerr — January 14

 

The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins — February 11

 

 

The invention of wings: a novel by Sue Monk Kidd — March 10

 

 

Shanghai girls: a novel by Lisa See — April 14

 

 

Sidney Chambers and the shadow of death by James Runcie — May 12

 

Lunch and a Book November 2015

Station eleven by Emily St. John Mandel - Set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, Station Eleven tells the story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. Together, this small troupe moves between the settlements of an altered world, performing Shakespeare and music for scattered communities of survivors. Written on their caravan, is a line from Star Trek: "Because survival is insufficient." Join us on Thursday November 12 at noon.

eBook Big Library Read October 2015

The Big Library Read is a “global eBook club,” connecting readers around the world who read the same eBook at the same time. This October there are two great titles: The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley and In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters.  The program runs from mid-day October 7 through mid-day October 21, and during this time Over Drive offers unlimited checkouts on the title. With no waiting list, you can  check the book out today!

Nonfiction Book Group October 2015

The invention of air: a story of science, faith, revolution, and the birth of America by Steven Johnson — The story of the brilliant man who embodied the relationship between science, religion, and politics for America's Founding Fathers.  Joseph Priestley--scientist and theologian, protégé of Benjamin Franklin, friend of Thomas Jefferson--was an eighteenth-century radical thinker who played pivotal roles in the invention of ecosystem science, the discovery of oxygen, the founding of the Unitarian Church, and the intellectual development of the United States. Join us on Saturday, October 17 at 10:00 AM.

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