Morning Book Group
Second Tuesday at 10 a.m.
October 10Some Luck by Jane Smiley
The Pulitzer Prize winning author of A Thousand Acres follows the triumphs and tragedies of a farm family from post-World War 1 America through the early 1950s.(Baker and Taylor)
November 14The Rent Collector by Camron Wright
Under the threat of eviction, Sang Ly and her husband Ki Lim, who struggle to survive by picking through garbage in Cambodia’s largest municipal dump, embark on a desperate journey to save their ailing son from a life of ignorance and poverty. (Baker &Taylor)
Evening Book Group
First Monday at 7 p.m.
October 2Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Close to aging out of the foster care system, Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer takes a community service position helping an elderly woman named Vivian clean out her home and discovers that they are more alike than different as she helps Vivian solve a mystery from her past. – (Baker & Taylor)
November 6A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
A curmudgeon hides beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior a terrible personal loss while clashing with new neighbors, a boisterous family whose chattiness and habits lead to unexpected friendship. A first novel by the Swedish author of Things My Son Needs to Know About Life. – (Baker & Taylor)
Non-Fiction Book Club
Fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m.
September 27All The Shah's Men by Stephen Kinzer
Traces the events leading to the 1953 coup in Iran, noting the reasons behind the U.S.’s covert operations under the joint authority of Eisenhower and Churchill, the orchestrations of prime minister Mossadegh and CIA officer Kermit Roosevelt, and the coup’s ongoing consequences. – (Baker & Taylor)