Morning Book Group
Second Tuesday at 10 a.m.
July 10House Rules by Jodi Picoult
Unable to express himself socially but possessing a savant-like knack for investigating crimes, a teenage boy with Asperger’s Syndrome is wrongly accused of killing his tutor when the police mistake his autistic tics for guilty behavior. By the author of My Sister’s Keeper. – (Baker & Taylor)
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)
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.
July 25Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist leads readers on a high-spirited, revealing journey through the Old South, tangling with the forces of white rage, rebel grit, and regional pride in places where the Civil War is more than a memory. – (Baker & Taylor)