Reading Corner

The reading group meets the 2nd Monday of the Month at 4:00 p.m. in the library's

Community Meeting Room. FMI: Christy Maxwell

March- Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia OwensWhere the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

April- The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict- She was beautiful. She was a genius. Could the world handle both? A powerful, illuminating novel about Hedy Lamarr, glamour icon and scientist whose groundbreaking invention revolutionized modern communication.

May- Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen- The first thing you learn when you climb a tree is to hold on. Now it’s time for Harry to learn to let go…Harry’s Trees is an uplifting tale about love, loss, friendship, and redemption. Readers will find in its relentless good humor a much-needed remedy for these fraught times.

June- The Golden Hour by Beatriz Williams- The stories of two unforgettable women thread together in this extraordinary epic of espionage, sacrifice, human love, and human courage, set against a shocking true crime . . . and the rise and fall of a legendary royal couple.

July- Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks-  Once again, Geraldine Brooks takes a remarkable shard of history and brings it to vivid life. In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. Upon this slender factual scaffold, Brooks has created a luminous tale of love and faith, magic and adventure.

August-  The  Giver of Stars by JoJo MoyesThe Giver of Stars is a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond. As they face dangers in a landscape that is at times breathtakingly beautiful, at others brutal, they are committed to bringing books to people who have never had any, arming them with facts that will change their lives.

Sites for Book Recommendations

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