Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Reader’s Garden was started in October of 2009 by library staffer, Dina Ferree. They meet the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Our first book selection was Katherine Howe’s debut novel The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane. It was well received by the group. Katherine Howe will visit the library on Saturday June 2 at 1:00 pm to discuss her second book The House of Velvet and Glass. The House of Velvet and Glass will be released April 10, 2012.

The library has a book discussion group kit of The Physick Book available to check-out with 8 copies and a study guide with questions.   

Author Katherine Howe

Over the years some of our most lively and memorable discussions included: One Thousand White Women: the Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, The Help by Kathryn Stockett and The Poet of Tolstoy Park by Sonny Brewer (which is available in a book discussion group kit).  

On January 24 we will discuss The History of Love by Nicole Krauss.  Nicole is the author of Man Walk’s into a Room, Great House, and the international bestseller The History of Love. Her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Amazon review:  The History of Love is a hauntingly beautiful novel about two characters whose lives are woven together in such complex ways that even after the last page is turned, the reader is left to wonder what really happened. In the hands of a less gifted writer, unraveling this tangled web could easily give way to complete chaos. However, under Krauss's watchful eye, these twists and turns only strengthen the impact of this enchanting book.

If you would like to join The Reader's Garden book club please contact the library 665-3362x24. We would be happy to have you!

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