Morning Book Group
Second Tuesday at 10 a.m.
June 11David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcom Gladwell
The best-selling author of Outliers uncovers the hidden rules that shape the balance between the weak and the mighty, the powerful and the dispossessed. – (Baker & Taylor)
July 9A Life of My Own by Claire Tomalin
The author of Charles Dickens: A Life and Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self reflects on her own life, which was spent surrounded by writers and books in 1960s and 1970s London. – (Baker & Taylor)
Evening Book Group
First Monday at 7 p.m.
June 3Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman
A meticulously researched account of the relationship between brothers Theo and Vincent van Gogh draws on hundreds of letters written by the master artist that illuminate how Theo supported Vincent throughout the latter’s creative and interpersonal struggles. By the National Book Award Finalist author of Charles and Emma. Simultaneous eBook. – (Baker & Taylor)
Summer readHammer of Eden by Ken Follett
A group of people living together in a commune cut off from the rest of the world. When their commune is threatened by a plan to build a dam, they turn desperate and devise a devious plan to arm-twist the governor of California to abandon the project. They transform themselves into eco-terrorists and threaten to start an earthquake if their demands are not met.
Non-Fiction Book Club
Fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m.
May 22Naked Economics by Charles Wheelan
At last! A new edition of the economics book that won’t put you to sleep. In fact, you won’t be able to put this bestseller down. In our challenging economic climate, this perennial favorite of students and general readers is more than a good read, it’s a necessary investment—with a blessedly sure rate of return. – (WW Norton)