Main Library Book Club: The Storied
Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Tuesday, June 2, 7:00pm
Main Library, Trustees Room
A.J. Fikry, the owner of Island Books, has lost his zest for life after experiencing the loss of his wife and plummeting book sales. He has largely given up until an unexpected occurrence gives him the chance to create a new life. Zevin crafts a sweet, uplifting homage to bookstores, and captures the joy of connecting people and books. Led by Annabel Dodd.
McAuliffe Branch Book Discussion: Outlander
by Diana Gabaldon
Thursday June 18,
Fall into the past with
heroine finds herself
ripped from 1945 and
dropped into the war-
torn Scottish Highlands
in 1743. This first novel
New York Times
bestselling series begins
with the tale of Claire
Randall and Jamie Fraser. Filled with the
political intrigue and espionage of the
Jacobite rebellion, scenes of battle as the
Highland clans fight to restore Charles
Edward Stuart to the throne, vivid
details of everyday life, and the romance
between Jamie and Claire, this book
cannot be pigeonholed into a specific
genre. Refreshments. Led by Kim Jung.
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
| Box, C.J. Badlands.
| Coulter, Catherine.
| Garwood, Julie.
| Jance, J. A.
Stand down: a Beaumont and Walker novel
| Johnasen, Iris.
| Keyes, Marian.
The Woman Who Stole My Life
| Lindsay, Jeff.
Dexter is dead
| Lowell, Elizabeth.
| McCall Smith, Alexander.
Novel habits of happiness: an Isabel Dalhousie novel
| Silva, Daniel.
| Woods, Stuart.
| Delinsky, Barbara.
Blueprints: a novel
| Deveraux, Jude.
| Finder, Joseph.
| Frank, Dorothea Benton.
All the single ladies
| Green, Jane.
| Hilderbrand, Elin.
Rumor: a novel
| Meltzer, Brad.
| Reich, Christopher.
Invasion of Privacy
| Slaughter, Karin.
| Steel, Danielle.
Country: a novel
| Atkins, Ace.
Robert B. Parker's Kickback
| Atkinson, Kate.
God in ruins
| Brown, Dale.
| Brown, Rita Mae.
Tail Gait : A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
| Child, Lincoln.
| Crais, Robert.
Promise: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel
| Cussler, Clive.
| Deaver, Jeffery.
| DeMille, Nelson. Radiant
| De Rosnay, Tatiana.
A Paris Affair
| Kellerman, Jonathan.
Murderer's daughter: a novel
| Levitt, Steven D. and Dubner, Stephen J.
Hurray for High Gas Prices
| McCullough, David.
| Patterson, James.
14th Deadly Sin
| Sandford, John.
| Smiley, Jane.
| Thayer, Nancy.
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
Find a magazine to inform,
entertain, or intrigue you. Take a look at our
Book Talk: We Recommend
by Mary Murphy, Borrower Services
O’Brien’s by Lisa Genova
Neuroscientist Lisa Genova has written this novel bringing attention to the lethal neurodegenerative disease called Huntington’s.
There is no current treatment or cure for this disease. This story is about Joe O’Brien who is a 44 year old police officer who begins to display uncharacteristic bouts of rage and uncontrolled movements. These symptoms make his family and his fellow officers think that he has either a drinking or a drug problem. Finally, his wife and his partner convince him to see a neurologist and this is when he is handed down the diagnosis. Joe and his wife Rose have four adult children who have a 50% chance of developing Huntington’s. Life continues in turmoil as he has to give up his job and tell his children that he has possibly given them this disease. Joe comes to realize that each moment is precious and with his self-awareness tries to comfort his family members. This novel skillfully emphasizes the emotional struggle of friends and family and how they try to pull together and live their lives.
Also available as an
else library staff recommend.
Book Group Kits To Go
We now have book
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
For other ideas for your next book group pick, see the
Book Group Choices list.
to the Homebound
Services to the
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.