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Evening Book Group

TinkersTuesday March 25, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Our selection this month is Tinkers by Paul Harding

Tinkers is a haunting little book that weaves together the story of George Crosby, who is dying, with the story of his father, Howard Crosby. As George lies hallucinating, he tries to untangle the threads of his youth and finally come to grips with the enigma that is his father. Howard is an epileptic at a time in history when being so gets one labeled “insane.” He suffers under that burden and finds a way of dealing with it that will haunt his son forever. Paul Harding writes like no one you’ve ever read: lyrical, poetic, spare, and lush.

Evening Book Group

Tuesday October 22, 2013
7:00 PM until 8:30 PM

Our selection this month is The World According To GARP by John Irving

“GARP is a tragedy, with funny parts. It is a comedy, with heart-wrenching moments. It is riotously funny, and crushingly moving. It is a story of writers, and insanity, and adultry, and terminal cases. Like the best novels, it displays the entire life of an individual the reader would not otherwise get to know. It presents you with places you want to see, and people you wouldn’t mind sharing a beer with. It is Irving’s best work, and a landmark in American literature.” Amazon

Copies are available at the Main Desk. Newcomers welcome.


Evening Book Group

Tuesday September 24, 2013
7:00 PM until 8:30 PM

Our selection for this month is The Widower’s Tale by Julia Glass.

In a historic farmhouse outside Boston, seventy year-old Percy Darling is settling happily into retirement. His routines are disrupted, however, when he is persuaded to let a locally beloved preschool take over his barn.

Copies are available at the Circulation Desk. Newcomers are welcome!

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