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OWL Book Discussion Groups

OWL has both Fiction and Non-Fiction Book Discussion Groups that are open to all! Come to one or all meetings. Books are available for check out at OWL.

Non-Fiction Discussion Group

When: Second Thursday of each month from 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Where: Meeting will be held In the Library's Jamie Gagarin Community Room.
Facilitated by: Karen Pasternak kpasternak[at]owlibrary.org

Selection List for 2022-23  Click here


 


October 13

The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia by Masha Gessen

Also a biographer of Vladimir Putin, Masha Gessen in this book writes about what life is like in Russia in
recent years. She follows the paths of four Russians versus the machinations of the regime that would
crush them all. The book depicts the unobstructed reemergence of the old Soviet order in the form of
today's terrifying totalitarianism. Forceful and eloquent on the history of her native country, Gessen is
alarming and pessimistic about its future. Moderated by Jeff

 

 


November 10

All the President's Men by Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein - Movie will also be discussed

This is the book that changed America. This is the movie that shows what journalism should be but will
probably not be in the future. Published just months before President Nixon’s resignation, the book
revealed the full scope of the Watergate scandal, including the mysterious “Deep Throat.” Beginning
with the story of a simple burglary at Democratic headquarters, this is the firsthand account of the
reporting that toppled the president and inspired generations of reporters. Moderated by Nancy

 

 



Fiction Discussion Group

When: Second Thursday of each month from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Meeting will be held In the Library's Jamie Gagarin Community Room.
Facilitated by: Karen Pasternak kpasternak[at]owlibrary.org

Selection List for 2022-23  Click here


 


October 13

Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly

This historical novel is based on true events and is a prequel to Kelly’s Lilac Girls. The book opens in
1914, when Austria declares war on Serbia and Russia’s imperial dynasty begins to fall. The lives of three
women intersect: from St. Petersburg, to Russian countryside estates, to Paris where a society of
Russian émigrés live, to the mansions of Long Island. In an era crumbling under the weight of war,
hatred, and devastation, the bonds of women offer sustenance and hope. Moderated by Cara

 

 


November 10

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson

Two girls were unlikely friends at their boarding school. Years later, one woman asks the other to be the
caretaker of her twin stepchildren, newly moving in with her family. There’s a catch: the twins
spontaneously combust when they get agitated, flames igniting from their skin. Over the course of one
demanding summer, these women and children also must interact with the father, a buttoned-up
politician. Moderated by Patricia M.