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Brooks Free Library Evening Book Group
First Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm

The Evening bookgroup has historically met on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm in the
lower level of the Brooks Free Library. All are welcome and no registration is required. Titles
are available for pick up one month before the discussion at the circulation desk. Once or twice
a year a list of possible titles are selected and the group votes on the final selections. Books
selected for the ‘pick list’ are all titles that have been published in the past 0-3 years, have
largely positive reviews, have enough copies in the Clams system, and are available in multiple
formats. Many are award winners and have appeared
on the New York Times ‘notable books of
the year’ lists. I strive to find literary, contemporary, and historical fiction titles as well as
narrative non-fiction, short stories, and biographies that are compelling, gripping, memorable,
discussable, and/or invite the reader to see the world from a different point of view. We try to
alternate the selections each month between fiction and non-fiction titles. The group is lead
each month by staff members of the Brooks Free Library and is organized by Reference
Librarian Jennifer Pickett.

This group alternates between fiction and non-fiction throughout the year. The Evening book group welcomes new members and guarantees a lively discussion! 
 
Copies of the book selections are available at the Circulation desk, as are a list of suggested 
questions to ponder while you read.
 
Upcoming Selections for 2017
Jul 11**   The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (fiction) **date changed because of July 4th holiday

Aug 1  Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard (non-fiction)

Sept 5  Before the fall by Noah Hawley (fiction)
 
Oct 3  Monticello: A Daughter and Her Father by Sally Cabot Gunning (fiction)
 
Nov 7  Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance (non-fiction)
 
Dec 5  Everybody's Fool by Richard Russo (fiction)

 Upcoming Selections for 2018
Jan 2  Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah (non-fiction)


2017
Jan 3  Between the world and me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (non-fiction)                 
Feb 7  The Race underground: Boston, new York, and the incredible rivalry that build America’s first subway by By Doug most (non-fiction)
Mar 7   A Manual for cleaning women: selected stories by Lucia Berlin (short stories)
Apr 4  Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (fiction) 
May 9*  Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk (fiction) *date changed because of town meeting
Jun 6  Rocket Girls: the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt (non-fiction)
 
2016
Jan 5  Think Like a Freak by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner (non-fiction) 
Feb 2 The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (fiction)
Mar 1  Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David by Lawrence Wright (non-fiction) 
Apr 5  Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (fiction) 
May 10 (date change due to Town Meeting)  Someone by Alice McDermott (fiction)
June 7   The Residence:  Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower (non-fiction)
July 5  The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant (fiction)
Aug 2   Do No Harm:  Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh (non-fiction)
Sept 6  The Alphabet House by Jussi Adler-Olsen (fiction)
Oct 4  The Wright Brothers by David McCullough (non-fiction)
Nov 1  Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf (fiction)
Dec 6  Spring Chicken:  Stay Young Forever (Or Die Trying) by Bill Gifford (non-fiction)
 
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