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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

 



  

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United StatesFebruary 11    

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

This history challenges the founding myth of the U.S. and shows how policy against the Indigenous
peoples seized the territories of the original inhabitants, displacing or eliminating them. This policy was
praised in popular culture and in the highest offices of government and the military. Spanning more than
400 years, this classic bottom-up peoples’ history radically reframes U.S. history and explodes the
silences that have haunted our national narrative. Moderated by Frances

 

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March 11    

The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America by Greg Grandin

Ever since this nation’s inception, the idea of an open frontier has been central to American identity.
Symbolizing a future of endless promise, it was the foundation of the United States’ belief in itself as an
exceptional. Today, though, America has a new symbol: the border wall. A historian explores the
meaning of the frontier throughout the full sweep of U.S. history – from the American Revolution to the
War of 1898, the New Deal to the election of 2016. Moderated by Jeff

 

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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


 

This Tender Land

February 11

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger 

Four orphans confined to the Lincoln Indian Training School steal away in a canoe and travel the
Mississippi River on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression. Over the course of one
summer, these four children journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from
struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds.
Moderated by Dick

 

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March 11

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

In Jane Eyre, Mr. Rochester cannot marry Jane because of his mad wife locked in the attic. But what is
her story? And if she is “mad,” how did she get that way? Whether or not Jane Eyre is one of your
favorite novels, you will be fascinated by the story from the point of view of the madwoman in the attic.
A young woman is sold into marriage to the prideful Mr. Rochester. A society driven by hatred and
skewed in its sexual relations can drive a woman out of her mind. Moderated by Nancy

 

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