Main Library Book Club: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Tuesday, September 8, 7:00pm
Main Library, Trustees Room
The group will discuss
All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Doerr’s masterfully crafted story concerns a blind French girl (Marie-Laure) and a German boy (Werner) whose paths intersect in occupied France during World War II. “Incandescent… a luminous work of strife and transcendence… with characters as noble as they are enthralling” (O, the Oprah magazine). Led by Ruth Winett.
McAuliffe Branch Book Discussion: Unbroken:
A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
by Laura Hillenbrand
Thursday, September 17, 10:00am
Laura Hillenbrand, the acclaimed author of
Seabiscuit, writes the incredible biography of Louis Zamperini. In 1943, an airman in a U.S. Air Force bomber, Louis survived a crash into the Pacific Ocean and had to keep fighting for survival through the unimaginable suffering he endured as a prisoner of war. His perseverance and indomitable spirit make this a truly inspiring read.
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
| Brooks, Geraldine.
The Secret chord
| Cook, Robin.
| Flynn, Vince.
| George, Elizabeth.
Banquet of consequences: a Lynley novel
| Gerritsen, Tess.
Playing With Fire
| Grisham, John.
| Kellerman, Faye.
Theory of death: a Decker/Lazarus novel
| McCall Smith, Alexander.
Woman who walked in sunshine: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
| Maguire, Gregory. After Alice
| Mitchell, David.
Slade house : a novel
| Morton, Kate. Lake House
| Sandford, John.
Saturn run: a novel of 2066
| Sheldon, Sidney.
Sidney Sheldon's Reckless: a Tracy Whitney Novel
| Schiff, Stacy.
Witches: Salem, 1692
| Scottoline, Lisa.
| Smiley, Jane.
Golden Age : a novel
| Sparks, Nicholas. Title to be revealed,
| Trigiani, Adriane.
All the stars in the heavens
| Woods, Stuart.
| Adler-Olsen, Jussi.
| Atwood, Margaret.
Heart goes last: a novel
| Child, Lee.
| Connolly, John.
Song of shadows
| Coulter, Catherine.
| Cussler, Clive.
| Johansen, Iris.
Shadow Play: an Eve Duncan Novel
| Lagercrantz, David.
Girl in the Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
| Moyes, Jojo.
| Patterson, James.
| Perry, Anne.
Corridors of the night: a William Monk novel
| Steel, Danielle.
Undercover: a novel
| Brown, Sandra. Friction
| Fairstein, Linda.
| Grafton, Sue.
X is for…
| Gregory, Philippa.
Taming of the Queen
| Kellerman, Jonathan.
Murderer's daughter: a novel
| Koryta, Michael.
| Hoffman, Alice.
Marriage of opposites
| Macomber, Debbie.
Silver Linings: a Rose Harbor Novel
| Paretsky, Sara. Brush back : a V.I. Warshawski novel
| Penny, Louise.
Nature of the beast: a Chief Inspector Gamache novel
| Robards, Karen.
Last Time I Saw Her
| Weiner, Jennifer.
Who do You Love
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.
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can use? Check the library's
resource lists on subjects from home repair to small
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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.