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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: Live, Virtual Zoom meetings. Click on the link to connect to the Zoom meeting at the date and time of the discussion.
Facilitated by: Karen Pasternak [email protected]

Selection List for 2020-21 Click here



  

May 13   

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell

This critique of the forces vying for our attention re-defines what we think of as productivity, shows us a
new way to connect with our environment and reveals all that we’ve been too distracted to see about
ourselves and our world. When the technologies we use every day collapse our experiences into 24/7
availability, platforms for personal branding, and products to be monetized, nothing can be quite so
radical as… doing nothing. Moderated by Kathy

 

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June 10   

Lost in America: A Journey with My Father by Sherwin Nuland

This book about the mysteries of family centers on Nuland’s portrait of his father, a Jewish garment
worker who came to America in the early years of the last century but remained an eternal outsider.
Awkward in speech and movement, broken by the premature deaths of a wife and child, he ruled his
youngest son with rage, dependency, and helpless love that outlasted his death. The book also summons
up the warmth and claustrophobia of a vanished immigrant New York. Moderated by Valerie 

 

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Fiction Discussion Group

When: Second Thursday of each month from 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Where: Live, Virtual Zoom meetings. Click on the link to connect to the Zoom meeting at the date and time of the discussion.
Facilitated by: Karen Pasternak [email protected]

Selection List for 2020-21  Click here


 

May 13

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

The old Greek myth about Antigone underpins a very modern story following a British Pakistani family
based in London. The novel explores the dilemma faced by British Muslims, and it is a moving account of
tragedy working itself out in the heart of two families. Social tensions and cultural conflicts are explored.
The radicalization of a young man has many ramifications, especially for the novel’s strong and
intelligent women. Moderated by Margaret 


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June 10

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

The main storyline spans 1952 to 1970, following Kya from ages 6 to 25 as she grows up alone in a shack
in the swamp lands of North Carolina after being abandoned by her family. The story is a mystery, a
heartbreaking coming-of-age story, a survival story, an exquisite ode to the natural world, and a
surprising tale of possible murder. Moderated by Curry 

 

 

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