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Evening Book Group

The Evening Book Group meets 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!

Current Selections

Feb 6  The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict (fiction)
Mar 6  The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel (non-fiction)
April 3  A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline (fiction)
May 8*   The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston (non-fiction)  *date changed because of town meeting 
June 5  Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (fiction)
July 3  Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom by Thomas Ricks (non-fiction)
Aug 7  Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate (fiction)
Sep 4*  Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Gran (non-fiction)   *we will be voting for new titles at this meeting
Oct 2  The Leavers by Lisa Ko (fiction)
Nov 6  The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road by Finn Murphy (non-fiction)
Jan 2  
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah (non-fiction)

Past Selections