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 Programs for Readers

McAuliffe Branch Book Discussion: The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro
Thursday September 18, 10:00am
McAuliffe Branch

Shapiro paints an intriguing story set in Boston. Familiar haunts are mentioned, weaving through the Back Bay on the Silver Line, and centering on the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where the plot builds around the infamous art heist that took place in 1990. Led by Lisa Taranto. Refreshments.  

Main Library Book Club: The Abundance by Amit Majmudar
Tuesday, October 7, 7:00pm
Main Library, Trustees Room

The group will discuss The Abundance by Amit Majmudar. Ruth Winett will lead the discussion. 

Main Library Book Club: The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
Tuesday, November 4, 7:00pm
Main Library, Trustees Room

The group will discuss The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud. Nancy Coville Wallace 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.

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
October 2014
Macomber, Debbie. Mr. Miracle: a Christmas novel
Hilderbrand, Elin. Winter street
Steel, Danielle. Pegasus
Littlefield, Sophie. Missing place
Cussler, Clive. Havana Storm
Johnson, Craig. Wait for Signs: Twelve Longmire Stories
Lovett, Charlie. First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen
Chamberlain, Diane. Silent sister
Woods, Stuart. Paris Match
Sandford, John. Deadline
Shannon, Samantha. Mime order
St. Aubyn, Edward. On the edge
Ryan, Hank Phillippi. Truth be told
Jones, Darynda. Seventh Grave and No Body
September 2014
Atwood, Margaret. Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
Follett, Ken. Edge of Eternity
French, Tana. The Secret Place
Kellerman, Faye. Murder 101
Mantel, Hilary. The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher and Other Stories
Patterson, James and Michael Ledwidge. Burn
Perry, Anne. Blood on the water
Brown, Sandra. Mean Streak
Child, Lee. Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel
Coleman, Reed Farrel. Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot
Coulter, Catherine. Lost Key
Cussler, Clive and Russell Blake. The Eye of Heaven
Gregory, Philippa. King's Curse
August 2014
Macomber, Debbie. Love letters : a Rose Harbor novel
Galbraith, Robert. The Silkworm
Griffin, W.E.B. Deadly Assets
Hoag, Tami. Cold, Cold Heart
Jance, J.A. Remains of Innocence: A Brady Novel of Suspense
Patterson, James. Private Down Under
Preston, Douglas and Lincoln Child. Lost Island: A Gideon Crew Novel
Reichs, Kathy. Bones Never Lie
Robards, Karen. Her Last Whisper
July 2014
Bohjalian, Chris. Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
Burke, James Lee. Wayfaring Stranger
Coulter, Catherine. Power play
Deveraux, Jude. For All Time
Evanovich, Stephanie. The Sweet Spot
Garwood, Julie. Fast Track
Harkness, Deborah. The Book of Life
Johansen, Iris. Sight Unseen
Koontz, Dean. City
Lawson, Mike. House Reckoning
Moriarty, Liane. Big Little Lies
Siddons, Anne Rivers. Girls of August
Silva, Daniel. The Heist
Steel, Danielle. A Perfect Life
Winspear, Jacqueline. The Care and Management of Lies: A Novel of the Great War
Woods, Stuart. Cut and Thrust


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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 Barbara Slavin

Burial Rites by Hannah KentBurial Rites
The story begins with Agnes Magnusdottir arriving at the home of Jon Jonsson, a local district officer, to be boarded with his family while awaiting her execution. This well researched novel based on history- the last execution of a woman in Iceland in 1828 -takes the reader to a drama set in a gritty setting where Agnes and her spiritual advisor, the young Reverand Toti grow and learn as they move toward the inevitable conclusion. It's not a beach read, but it does convincingly transport the reader to another time and place and the feeling of being enriched by reading the saga.

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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