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About the Book Discussion Group

The Book Discussion Group members choose books from different genres and read a selection every 4-6 weeks. Members take turns leading the discussion. Group discussion provides for a diversity of perspectives, making the discussion group a lively and rewarding experience.

Current Selection:

Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family’s Feuds
by Lyndall Gordon

Wednesday, April 23, at noon in the library workroom - C2058.
All are welcome!

You may borrow a copy to read through OhioLINK/SearchOhio

Or purchase your own copy via Amazon (click on the book image):

2013-2014 Selections

Date
Title and Author
Discussion Leader
7/16/13The Time Keeper by Mitch AlbomLinda Glasser
9/18/13TheThings That Keep Us Here by Carla Buckley Linda Glasser
10/22/13Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Ellen Strand
12/11/13If Today Be Sweet by Thrity N. UmrigarGloria Lane
1/28/14The Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldCori Tatulinski
2/19/14The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier TBD
3/18/14Eighty Days: Nelllie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History Making Race Around the World by Matthew GoodmanTBD
4/23/14Lives Like Loaded Guns by Lyndall Gordon
(plus 15mins planning session for next year)
Linda Glasser
5/20/14The Language of Flowers by Vanessa DiffenbaughCori Tatulinski
6/18/14The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee BenderEllen Strand

2012-2013 Selections

Date
Title and Author
Discussion Leader
7/17/12Sense of an Ending by Julian BarnesLinda Glasser
9/18/12The Fields of Praise: New and Selected Poems by Marilyn Nelson Gloria Lane
10/24/12The Paris Wife: A Novel by Paula McLain Linda Glasser
12/12/12Burnt Shadows by Kamila ShamsieMerry Ring
1/29/13The Tiger's Wife: A Novel by Tea ObrehtCori Tatulinski
2/20/13A Mercy by Toni Morrison Linda Glasser
3/19/13Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts by Stacy CorderyEllen Strand
4/24/13The Swerve: How the World became Modern
(plus 15mins planning session for next year)
Merry Ring
5/21/13Pearl of China: A Novel by Anchee MinGloria Lane
Date changed from 6/19
to 6/25/13
The Happiness Project, Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing... by Gretchen RubinEllen Strand

2011-2012 Selections

Date
Title and Author
Discussion Leader
7/19/11My Reading Life by Pat ConroyEllen Strand
9/21/11Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout Linda Glasser
10/25/11The Senator's Wife by Sue Miller Cori Tatulinski
12/14/11Winter Garden by Kristin HannahGloria Lane
1/24/12Sarah's Key by Tatiana DeRosneyGloria Lane
2/21/12Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors TBA
3/21/12The Help by Kathryn StockettLinda Glasser
4/24/12The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
(plus 15mins planning session for next year)
Ellen Strand
5/23/12The Thirteenth Tale by Diane SetterfeldCori Tatulinski
6/19/12Shanghai Girls by Lisa SeeTBA

2010-2011 Selections

Date
Title and Author
Discussion Leader
7/20/10Remarkable Creatures by Tracy ChevalierEllen Strand
9/21/10The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie BarrowsLinda Glasser
10/26/10Born Under a Million Shadows by Andrea BusfieldGloria Lane
12/15/10A Reliable Wife by Robert GoolrickGloria Lane
1/26/11Still Alice by Lisa GenovaLinda Glasser
2/22/11Somewhere in Heaven: The Remarkable Love Story of Christopher and Dana Reeve by Christopher AndersenEllen Strand
3/23/11Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs by Elissa Wall and Lisa PulitzerGloria Lane
4/26/11Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (plus 15mins planning session for next year)Cori Tatulinski
5/25/11The Pact: A Love Story by Jodi PicoultGerrie Sellers
6/21/11Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunnCori Tatulinski

2009-2010 Selections

Date
Title and Author
Discussion Leader
7/22/09It Takes a Village Idiot by Jim MullenEllen Strand
9/23/09Do I Dare Disturb the Universe? by Charlise LylesCori Tatulinski
10/27/09The Audacity of Hope by Barack ObamaGloria Lane
12/9/09Ghost Map by Steven JohnsonKate Kendall
1/27/10American Wife by Curtis StittenfeldEllen Strand
2/23/10The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, Jeffrey ZaslowCindy Rozzo
3/24/10Three Cups of Tea by Greg MortensonGloria Lane
4/27/10Loving Frank by Nancy Horan (plus 15mins planning session for next year)Linda Glasser
5/26/10Dreams of My Father by Barack ObamaLinda Glasser
6/22/10Tears of the Desert by Halima BashirCori Tatulinski

2008-2009 Selections

Date
Title and Author
Discussion Leader
7/30/08Water for Elephants by Sara GruenNora Snyder
9/24/08A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniCori Tatulinski
10/28/08Riding Rockets: the Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut by Mike MullaneEllen Strand
12/3/08Hidden in Plain View: a Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad by J. Tobin & R. DobardJudy Schmidt
1/28/09Whiskey Island by Emilie RichardsJudy Schmidt
2/24/09Dear Senator: a Memoir by the Daughter of Strom Thurmond by Essie Mae Washington-WilliamsCindy Rozzo
3/25/09The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean Dominique BaubyMarilyn Jones
4/28/09People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks (plus 15mins planning session for next year)Linda Glasser
5/27/09The Glass Castle: a Memoir by Jeanette Walls Ellen Strand
6/23/09Human Traces by Sebastian FaulksTBA



Continuous Book Exchange

Swap books all year round at the library's Continuous Book Exchange. Located in the Library Offices C-2056, open M-F from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm., bring a book and take a book! Phone (440) 525-7067 for more information.

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