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August 2020

*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: Berlin, City of Stone by Jason Lutes

August 13
6:00 pm
Alison Bechdel cartoon

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* Book Discussion: A Brother’s Blood by Michael White

August 25
7:00 pm
Image of New England house

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 »

**Digital Only** Book Discussion: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

August 28
4:30 pm

A book of short stories, a memoir, and two novels bring us to a present-day consideration of migration, immigration, and refuge. Their love and a sense of their past as they walk through fantastical doors to new lands. Read More »

**POSTPONED** Book Discussion: American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, the Birth of Hollywood and the Crime of the Century by Howard Blum

August 31
7:00 pm

Part of the Gilded Age: Then and Now series. This series starts with the 1893 Columbian Exposition and continues on through the Gilded Age. Three novels and a narrative history illustrate that spectacular time period in ways that in turn illuminate our own era. Read More »

September 2020

Book Discussion: The Way to Rainy Mountain by N. Scott Momaday

September 14
1:00 pm

Part of the Native American Literature series. These titles include fiction, myth, poetry, and personal narrative—and represent some of the finest work by Native writers since the renaissance of American Indian writing in the 1970s. Read More »

Book Discussion: A Brother’s Blood by Michael White

September 14
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 »

Book Discussion: The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams

September 20
1:30 pm
Image of painting of Eudora Welty

Part of the Memorable Memoirs series. Memoirs come in all shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common: They are not autobiographies. Rather than a straight chronology of the author’s life, memoirs hone in on a specific feature of that life. The memoirs in this series use both traditional and unconventional formats to do just that. Read More »

**POSTPONED** Book Discussion: The Maze of Windermere by Gregory Blake Smith

September 21
7:00 pm

Part of the Gilded Age: Then and Now series. This series starts with the 1893 Columbian Exposition and continues on through the Gilded Age. Three novels and a narrative history illustrate that spectacular time period in ways that in turn illuminate our own era. Read More »

**DIGITAL ONLY** Book Discussion: I’m a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After Twenty Years Away by Bill Bryson

September 22
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 »

October 2020

Book Discussion: Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

October 12
4:00 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 »

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