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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: In the Library's Jamie Gagarin Community Room.
Facilitated by: Karen Pasternak [email protected]

Selection List for 2021-22  Click here




December 9

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Sep

A rural preacher was accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money in the 1970s.
A relative shot him dead at the funeral of his last victim, yet the relative was acquitted. Sitting in the
audience during the vigilante’s trial was Harper Lee, with the idea of writing her own book like In Cold
Blood. Now Casey Cep brings this story to life, from the shocking murders to the courtroom drama to
the racial politics of the Deep South to the portrait of Harper Lee. Moderated by Ben

 

 


January 13

Nomadland by Jessica Bruder

From the beet fields of North Dakota to campgrounds of California to Amazon’s CamperForce program
in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older
Americans. Finding that Social Security comes up short, often underwater on mortgages, these invisible
casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in late-model RVs,
travel trailers, and vans, forming a growing community of nomads. Moderated by Laura B

 



Fiction Discussion Group

When: Second Thursday of each month from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Where: In the Library's Jamie Gagarin Community Room.
Facilitated by: Karen Pasternak [email protected]

Selection List for 2021-22  Click here


  


December 9

Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore

Mercy is hard in a place like this....It’s February 1976 in Odessa, Texas. In the early hours of the
morning after Valentine’s Day, a young girl appears on the front porch of another house, broken and
barely alive. The attack on her in a nearby oil field is tried in the churches and barrooms of Odessa
before it can reach a court of law. When justice is evasive, the stage is set for a showdown with
potentially devastating consequences. Moderated by Frances

 

 


January 13

Life Class by Pat Barker

Set in the era just before World War I, three young artists-to-be come together in a life changing way.
How will they make their mark on the world? When war breaks out, will they see the world anew? How
will their experiences change them? War affects everyone, whether or not they are in the front lines.
Barker's writing style and the subject matter keep you intrigued from start to finish. Moderated by Curry