The library will be closed on Wednesday, January 1, for the New Year’s holiday It will reopen on Thursday, January 2, at regular hours.
The Book Club has selected its books for the coming year. Here is the list:
January – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (HF) (historical fiction) by Mary Ann Shaffer. It is a little-mentioned historical fact that England's Channel Islands were occupied by the Germans during World War II. This novel explores life there under the Nazis.
February – Into Thin Air (NF) by Jon Krakauer. Details the events of the 1996 Mount Everest expedition where some members die and some are stranded in a storm.
March – The Guardians (F) by John Grisham. A legal thriller about victims of false incarceration.
April – Talking to Strangers (NF) by Malcolm Gladwell, What we should know about the people we don’t know. Examines our interactions with strangers.
May – Confederates in the Attic (NF) by Tony Horwitz. For all those who remain intrigued by the legacy of the Civil War.
June – Lost Roses (HF) by Martha Hall Kelly. Three female friends whose friendship carries them through the dark days of World War I.
July – Where the Crawdads Sing (F) by Delia Owens. A runaway bestseller, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of a possible murder.
August – News of the World (HF) by Paulette Jiles. A Western novel set in Texas after the Civil War that centers around the return of a girl to her family who was kidnapped by the Kiowa.
September – The Topeka School (F) by Ben Lerner. A tale of adolescence, transgression and the conditions that have given rise to the trolls and tyrants of the New Right.
October – The Last Anniversary (F) by Liane Moriarity. This book has wit, a page-turning storyline, and lovable and eccentric characters.
November – The Indifferent Stars Above (NF) by Daniel James Brown. The harrowing story of a Donner Party bride.
December – Christmas Party and Book Selection
January 2021 – Amusing Ourselves to Death (F) by Neil Postman. Public discourse in the age of show business.