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 Programs for Readers

Main Library Book Club: The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
Tuesday, January 6, 7:00pm
Main Library, Trustees Room

The group will discuss The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner. Elizabeth Beloff will lead the discussion.  

You Must Read This!
Saturday, January 17, 10:00am
Main Library, Trustees Room

Looking for a good book? Join other readers in this informal book chat. Participants have the opportunity to share with the group a book or two they have enjoyed. Everyone leaves with a list of recommended titles. Refreshments. To see what was recommended last month, please click here.

Main Library Book Club: Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
Tuesday, February 3, 7:00pm
Main Library, Trustees Room

The group will discuss Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser. Robert Dodd will lead the discussion.  


 Ideas for Readers

Book Group Choices
If you're a member of a book group or simply enjoy literary fiction, you might discover some intriguing titles in our new booklist, Book Group Choices: Recent Titles for People Who Enjoy Literary Reads.

New and Forthcoming Books 
To reserve a book in the Minuteman Library Network catalog, click on the title.

March 2015
Berry, Steve. The Patriot Threat
Box, C. J. Endangered
Coben, Harlan. Stranger
Cook, Robin. Host
Cussler, Clive. Assassin
Evanovich, Janet. Wicked charms 
Fielding, Joy. Someone Is watching
Jance, Judith A. Cold betrayal
Larson, Erik. Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Lehane, Dennis. World gone by
Patterson, James. NYPD Red 3
Steel, Danielle. Prodigal son
Winspear, Jacqueline. Dangerous Place : a Maisie Dobbs novel
February 2015
Adler-Olsen, Jussi. Alphabet house : a novel
Berenson, Alex. Twelve Days
Connolly, John & Jennifer Ridyard. Empire: Book 2, The Chronicles of the Invaders. 
Freveletti, Jamie. Robert Ludlum's™ The Geneva Strategy 
Gardner, Lisa. Crash & Burn
Hornby, Nick. Funny girl
Kellerman, Jonathan. Motive: An Alex Delaware Novel
Lippman, Laura. Hush: A Tess Monaghan Novel
Robb, J.D. Obsession in Death 
Tyler, Anne. A Spool of Blue Thread
January 2015
Cornwell, Bernard. Empty throne 
Dorsey, Tim. Shark Skin Suite 
Grippando, James. Cane and Abe
Kava, Alex. Breaking creed 
Krentz, Jayne Ann. Trust no one.
Moning, Karen Marie. Burned: A Fever Novel 
Patterson, James and Maxine Paetro. Private Vegas 
Pelecanos, George P. Martini shot 
Perry, Thomas. String of beads
Woods, Stuart. Insatiable appetites 
December 2014
Gerritsen, Tess. Die Again: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel
Griffin, W E B. Deadly assets
Higgins, Jack. Rain on the Dead 
Koontz, Dean R. Saint Odd : an Odd Thomas 
Margolin, Phillip. Woman with a gun 
McCarthy, Cormac. Gardener's Son 
Robards, Karen. Hush 
November 2014
Baldacci, David. Escape
Brown, Rita Mae. Let seeping dogs lie
Preston, Douglas and Lincoln Child. Blue Labyrinth
Clark, Mary Higgins. Cinderella murder
Connelly, Michael. The Burning room
Cornwell, Patricia. Flesh and blood.
Duenas, Maria. Heart has its reasons
Evanovich, Janet. Job
Finch, Charles. Laws of Murder: A Charles Lenox Mystery
McCall Smith, Alexander. Handsome Man's Deluxe Cafe: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Nicholls, David. Us
Patterson, James. Hope to die
Rendell, Ruth. Girl next door
Roby, Kimberla Lawson. Christmas prayer
Scottoline, Lisa. Betrayed: A Rosato & Associates
VanLiere, Donna. Christmas light


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Looking for more ideas?
Check out the library's fiction & leisure reading lists to find more books on your favorite themes. Spies or romance, thrillers or friendship - our booklists cover a range of themes and tastes. 

Visit the Novelist database, where you can find lists of books with your favorite plots, themes, or settings.

To find out what's hot this month, take a look at the Minuteman Top Requests List to see what's hot. 

The Staff Recommends page spotlights books library staff have enjoyed.

Looking for information you can use? Check the library's resource lists on subjects from home repair to small businesses.

Find a magazine to inform, entertain, or intrigue you. Take a look at our periodicals list.


 We Recommend

Book Talk: We Recommend
Recommended by Helen Lui, Borrower Services

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Inspiration comes from the least likely of characters in this story about a quadriplegic and his caretaker. What starts out as a menial job for Lou becomes an eye opening experience and the opportunity to discover a life beyond her small English town. The relationship between the two main characters is acerbic in the beginning but develops into one of mutual gratitude.

See what else library staff recommend.


 Book Group Kits

Book Group Kits To Go Book Groups to Go!

We now have book group kits with everything (except refreshments) you need for your next meeting. These kits contain 8–10 copies of a popular book group title, reviews, author information and a guide for discussion. We will continue to add to this collection and welcome your suggestions. Do you belong to a book group or have you thought about starting or joining one? You can check out the kit for four weeks, distribute the copies to members and return the kit for your next month’s choice!

The following titles are available:
- The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
- Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
- The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
- The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
- The Three Wisemans by Cathleen Schine
- Room by Emma Donoghue

Click here to reserve a book group kit or call the Information Desk at 508-532-5570 x4351.

For other ideas for your next book group pick, see the Book Group Choices list.


 Services to the Homebound

Services to the Homebound
The library's in-home program makes books, books on tape, large-print books, and CDs available to any Framingham resident with a valid library card needing home delivery.  Please call the Community Services Librarian at 508-532-6347, for more information.






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