Morning Book Group
Second Tuesday at 10 a.m.
August 14Longitude by Dava Sobel
Describing the eighteenth-century dilemma regarding the inability to measure longitude at sea, the story of John Harrison and his development of the chronometer recounts the circumstances surrounding its invention. – (Baker & Taylor)
September 11A Map of Betrayal by Ha Jin
Shocked by discoveries in her late CIA mole father’s diary, Lilian Shang travels to China to meet the family her father was forced to abandon after World War II. – (Baker & Taylor)
Evening Book Group
First Monday at 7 p.m.
June 4A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Follows young Francie Nolan, who is armed with her idealism and determination, as she struggles to escape from the poverty of life in a Brooklyn tenement during the early 1900s. – (Baker & Taylor)
September 10The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati
Haunted by childhood losses in spite of successful medical careers in 1883 New York City, surgeon Anna Savard and her obstetrician cousin, Sophie, consider taking in a child and helping a desperate woman who would escape a dangerous man. – (Baker & Taylor)
Non-Fiction Book Club
Fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m.
August 22Merchants of Doubt: how a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming by Naomi Oreskes
Documents the troubling influence of a small group of scientists who the author contends misrepresent scientific facts to advance key political and economic agendas, revealing the interests behind their detractions on findings about acid rain, DDT and other hazards. – (Baker & Taylor)