2010 Evening Book Group Schedule
Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm.

January 13

I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb

Meet Dominick Birdsey. Dominick's grandmother may have killed someone, his stepfather is a sadist, and his twin brother is a paranoid schizophrenic. From this dark beginning, follow Dominick in his journey towards redemption...and hope.

February 10

An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears

Welcome to Oxford, England 1663, the height of the Restoration. Dr. Robert Grove has just been murdered. Was it poison? If so, who administered the lethal dose?

March 10

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Join in New Hampshire's BIG READ by rediscovering Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning novel. Young Scout follows her Father's troubles as he attempts to defend a black man in a segregated southern town.

April 14

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Escaping family tragedy, Liesel Meminger is taken to World War II Germany to live with a colorful cast of characters who help shape her young life. Death narrates.

May 12

Kepler's Witch by James A. Connor

Johannes Kepler, a contemporary of Galileo, discovered the fundamental laws of the motion of the planets. This single discovery would catapult Kepler's life into one of constant friction with the reigning religious thought of his time. Learn how one man tried to live a simple life in the center of chaotic times.

June 9

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Welcome to Crosby, Maine, home to Olive Kitteridge, a woman who lives her life like a force of nature. Follow thirteen linked Pulitzer Prize winning tales about small town Maine life and discover how you feel about Olive.

July 14

The Final Solution by Michael Chabon

Sherlock Holmes, now 89 and beekeeping in World War II England, takes on one last case; and it involves a German-speaking parrot.

August 11

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Oscar is a 300-pound self-proclaimed 'nerd' with a little problem, a family curse that resurfaces with tragic results.

September 8

Girls of Tender Age by Mary-Ann Tirone Smith

Mary-Ann Tirone Smith crafts an engrossing memoir about the death of her childhood friend at the hands of a serial killer.

October 13

Lady's Maid by Margaret Forster

The fictional account of the real life love affair between Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning as seen through the eyes of Barrett's maid, Elizabeth Wilson.

November 10

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Thursday Next is in charge of the Literary Division of the London Police, protecting classic literature from modern criminals. When an inventor discovers a way for people to literally walk into their favorite books, only Thursday Next can protect Britain's favorite fiction from forever being altered.

December 8

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Explore the court of Henry XIII in this 2009 Man Booker Prize award winner for fiction.