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May 2018

Book Discussion: Beloved by Toni Morrison

May 22
7:00 pm

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

June 2018

Book Discussion: My Garden by Jamaica Kincaid

June 6
6:30 pm

Vermonters know as well as anyone the rich metaphors inherent in farming and gardening. These authors dig deep to explore the philosophical roots, family dynamics, and personal enrichment associated with tending and growing. Read More »

Book Discussion: Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope

Classic works of literature of a certain size and heft—both literal and figurative—can be a little daunting to tackle on one’s own, and in one big gulp. A multi-session group is the ideal environment in which to relish them, and the rewards are many. Read More »

Book Discussion: Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich

June 14
6:00 pm

Who is the working class? Look past the stereotypes to examine the realities of minimum-wage existence, small-town economics, social divisions, and what does or doesn't constitute the good life. Read More »

Book Discussion: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

June 26
7:30 pm

Personal writing by African-American authors can transcend self-reflection, becoming meditations on history, justice, and freedom from oppression. Join us in reading and discussing Frederick Douglass' first autobiography. Read More »

July 2018

Book Discussion: My Old Man and the Sea by David and Daniel Hays

July 11
7:00 pm
Dover Free Library, East Dover

A rich selection of three novels and one memoir that explores family and deals with some of the most emotional aspects of blood relationships: the generational divide, communication, betrayal, reconciliation, forgiveness, and love. Read More »

Book Discussion: Empire Falls by Richard Russo

July 19
6:00 pm

Who is the working class? Look past the stereotypes to examine the realities of minimum-wage existence, small-town economics, social divisions, and what does or doesn't constitute the good life. Read More »

Book Discussion: The Promise of Rest by Reynolds Price

July 25
7:00 pm
Dover Free Library, East Dover

A rich selection of three novels and one memoir that explores family and deals with some of the most emotional aspects of blood relationships: the generational divide, communication, betrayal, reconciliation, forgiveness, and love. Read More »

August 2018

Book Discussion: What Work Is by Philip Levine

August 2
6:00 pm

Who is the working class? Look past the stereotypes to examine the realities of minimum-wage existence, small-town economics, social divisions, and what does or doesn't constitute the good life. Read More »

Book Discussion: A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

August 8
7:00 pm
Dover Free Library, East Dover

A rich selection of three novels and one memoir that explores family and deals with some of the most emotional aspects of blood relationships: the generational divide, communication, betrayal, reconciliation, forgiveness, and love. Read More »

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