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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 [email protected]

Selection List for 2021-22  Click here




May 12

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed
Movie “Wild” and podcasts will be discussed

Part memoir, part essay collection, part self-help, this book is in a category all its own. Life can be hard:
you lose a family member; you can’t pay the bills. Life can be great: you get that plum job; you write
your novel. Thousands turned for advice to Sugar, the online columnist Cheryl Strayed. Options: watch
the movie “Wild”, listen to podcasts “Dear Sugar Radio” and / or “Sugar Calling.”
Moderated by Carla.

 

 


June 9

Growing Up by Russell Baker

Russell Baker traces his youth from the mountains of Virginia to a New Jersey town to Baltimore. He
writes of adversity and courage, the poignancy of love and the awkwardness of sex, of family bonds and
family tensions. Here, too, are the everyday heroes and heroines of the Depression who faced disaster
with good cheer as they tried to muddle through. Moderated by Diane

 

 



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 [email protected]

Selection List for 2021-22  Click here


  


May 12

I Married a Communist by Philip Roth

This is the story of the rise and fall of a man who becomes a big-time 1940s radio star, then is destroyed
in the McCarthy witch hunt of the 1950s. In this story of betrayal and revenge, Philip Roth portrayed
that treacherous epoch when anti-Communist fever not only infected national politics but traumatized
the lives of friends and families, husbands and wives, parents and children. Moderated by Dick

 

 

 


June 9

 Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday

Asymmetry explores the imbalances in human relations: inequities in age, power, talent, wealth, fame,
geography, and justice. The first section tells the story of a young American editor’s relationship with a
much older writer. In the second section, an Iraqi-American man is detained by immigration officers in
Heathrow. These two seemingly disparate stories gain resonance in the final section.
Moderated by Kathy