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McAuliffe Book Discussion: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, by Phaedra Patrick thumbnail Photo

McAuliffe Book Discussion: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, by Phaedra Patrick

Arthur Pepper is merely existing one year after the death of his wife – dutifully rising at the same hour, wearing the same clothes, and watering his plant. He remains in this emotional stasis until the discovery of a gold charm bracelet that belonged to his wife, which launches him on a mission to uncover the secret life his wife led prior to their marriage.


Led by Marcy Maiorana

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Bookmarkers

Enjoy reading by meeting with friends to choose, read, and discuss books together. You’ll increase your comprehension, discuss what you know, and turn reading into a social activity that encourages more reading.

Open to children grades 3-5.

Main Library Book Club: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid thumbnail Photo

Main Library Book Club: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Join us to discuss this celebrated, award-winning novel about a young couple who meet and fall in love as their city disintegrates into violence. This spare, allegorical novel is an intimate, poignant love story that explores the refugee and immigrant experience shared by countless people around the world.

McAuliffe Book Discussion: Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon thumbnail Photo

McAuliffe Book Discussion: Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon

One night in 1917 Beatrice Haven sneaks out of her uncle’s house on Cape Ann, Massachusetts, leaves her newborn baby at the foot of a pear tree, and watches as another woman claims the infant as her own. When she returns to her uncle’s house ten years later, seeking a refuge from her unhappy life, she is inadvertently reunited with the woman who has been raising her abandoned child, Lucy Pear—a bright, bold girl with secrets of her own. This novel questions class, freedom, and the meaning of family.

Bookmarkers thumbnail Photo

Bookmarkers

Enjoy reading by meeting with friends to choose, read, and discuss books together. You’ll increase your comprehension, discuss what you know, and turn reading into a social activity that encourages more reading.

Grades 3-5.