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June 2020

**DIGITAL ONLY** Book Discussion: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

June 14
1:30 pm

Readers might not have encountered them since middle school, but these mid-century novels are ripe for revisiting. Despite often being assigned to young adults, the Pulitzer-winning titles in this series explore decidedly adult themes about relationships, war, and the human condition. Read More »

**DIGITAL ONLY** Book Discussion: Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris

June 16
7:00 pm

This series features recent Pulitzer Prize-winning works that consider the American legacy of racism through four genres. Read More »

**DIGITAL** Book Discussion: The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler

June 18
2:00 pm

Delve into selections from the Great Books’ Foundation’s volume, The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler, and discover why, according to Dartmouth professor of ethics and human values Ronald M. Green, these short stories “remind us that most of our problems arise in the hidden recesses of the human heart.” Read More »

**Digital Only** Book Discussion: Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast

June 18
6:00 pm

The genre of graphic novels has flourished in recent years. The four highly acclaimed works in this series—three memoirs and one work of historical fiction—highlight the literary value and artistic merit in this growing medium. Read More »

**DIGITAL ONLY** Book Discussion: Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

June 23
7:00 pm

Part of the New England Uncovered series. What lies hidden beneath the popular images of New England with its white spires and Yankee frugality? More than meets the eye! Read More »

**POSTPONED** Blake Memorial Library: Border Crossing

June 26
4:30 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth
Image of woman running across dunes

A book of short stories, a memoir, and two novels bring us to a present-day consideration of migration, immigration and refuge. Read More »

**CANCELLED** Book Discussion: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

June 29
5:30 pm

Part of the Family History series. The Pulitzer-winning novels in this series examine not only relationships, but also the ways difficult chapters of a family's past are revealed by the passing of time. Read More »

July 2020

Book Discussion: Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat

July 1
7:00 pm
Dover Free Library, East Dover

This series features contemporary, multicultural female voices. In novels and short stories, these foreign-born American writers celebrate the diversity of their dual heritages. Read More »

Book Discussion: America’s Dream by Esmeralda Santiago

July 15
7:00 pm
Dover Free Library, East Dover

This series features contemporary, multicultural female voices. In novels and short stories, these foreign-born American writers celebrate the diversity of their dual heritages. Read More »

**Digital Only** Book Discussion: Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

July 16
6:00 pm

The genre of graphic novels has flourished in recent years. The four highly acclaimed works in this series—three memoirs and one work of historical fiction—highlight the literary value and artistic merit in this growing medium. Read More »

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