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August 2017

Book Discussion: The Color Purple by Alice Walker

August 2
7:00 pm
Dover Free Library, East Dover

Part of the Changing South series. The lingering effects of slavery, the Civil War, and rural strife provide a complex background in this series of Pulitzer-winning novels set in the American South. Read More »

Book Discussion: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

August 17
6:30 pm

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. Read More »

Book Discussion: The Rings of Saturn by G.W. Sebald

August 21
5:30 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

Human beings have undertaken pilgrimages of all kinds for thousands of years. Discover a variety of journeys—and whether the seekers find what they are looking for—in these varied writings. Read More »

Book Discussion: The Declaration of Independence

August 22
6:30 pm
Davies Memorial Library, Lower Waterford

Founding documents and landmark speeches help us to understand America’s operating principles and values – what they mean, how well we practice what we preach, and what relationship words have to action in good times and bad. Read More »

Book Discussion: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

August 30
7:00 pm
Dover Free Library, East Dover

Part of the Changing South series. The lingering effects of slavery, the Civil War, and rural strife provide a complex background in this series of Pulitzer-winning novels set in the American South. Read More »

Book Discussion: Before I Say Goodbye by Ruth Picardie

August 31
6:30 pm

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. Read More »

September 2017

Book Discussion: The Constitution of the United States

September 6
6:30 pm
Davies Memorial Library, Lower Waterford

Founding documents and landmark speeches help us to understand America’s operating principles and values – what they mean, how well we practice what we preach, and what relationship words have to action in good times and bad. Read More »

Book Discussion: Indian Killer by Sherman Alexie

September 11
4:00 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

In these mysteries, mayhem and murder play out against a cultural/ethnic backdrop—illuminating more than simply whodunnit. Read More »

Book Discussion: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

September 11
7:00 pm

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: Beloved by Toni Morrison

September 13
6:30 pm

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 »

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