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 Programs for Readers

McAuliffe Branch Book Discussion: Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz
Thursday, November 20, 10:00am
McAuliffe Branch

As an adult, Tony Horwitz acted on his childhood passion for the Civil War by joining with a band of dedicated reenactors to visit the original battle sites. An eccentric band, they obsessively ate, slept and tramped through the South in their solemn search for authenticity, which Horwitz captures with dead-on observations and outrageous humor. Led by Evelyn Berezin. 

Main Library Book Club: My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
Tuesday, December 2, 7:00pm
Main Library, Trustees Room

This is the inspiring memoir of Sotomayor, the first Hispanic woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court. It chronicles her precarious childhood growing up in a Bronx housing project, to her achievements including highest honors at Princeton, Yale Law School and her ultimate appointment to the federal bench. Led by Linda Colby.

Main Library Book Club: The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
Tuesday, January 6, 7:00pm
Main Library, Trustees Room

The group will discuss The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner. Elizabeth Beloff will lead the discussion.  

You Must Read This!
Saturday, January 17, 10:00am
Main Library, Trustees Room

Looking for a good book? Join other readers in this informal book chat. Participants have the opportunity to share with the group a book or two they have enjoyed. Everyone leaves with a list of recommended titles. Refreshments. To see what was recommended last month, please click here.


 Ideas for Readers

Book Group Choices
If you're a member of a book group or simply enjoy literary fiction, you might discover some intriguing titles in our new booklist, Book Group Choices: Recent Titles for People Who Enjoy Literary Reads.

New and Forthcoming Books 
To reserve a book in the Minuteman Library Network catalog, click on the title.

February 2015
Adler-Olsen, Jussi. Alphabet house : a novel
Berenson, Alex. Twelve Days
Connolly, John & Jennifer Ridyard. Empire: Book 2, The Chronicles of the Invaders. 
Freveletti, Jamie. Robert Ludlum's™ The Geneva Strategy 
Gardner, Lisa. Crash & Burn
Hornby, Nick. Funny girl
Kellerman, Jonathan. Motive: An Alex Delaware Novel
Lippman, Laura. Hush: A Tess Monaghan Novel
Robb, J.D. Obsession in Death 
Tyler, Anne. A Spool of Blue Thread
January 2015
Cornwell, Bernard. Empty throne 
Dorsey, Tim. Shark Skin Suite 
Grippando, James. Cane and Abe
Kava, Alex. Breaking creed 
Krentz, Jayne Ann. Trust no one.
Moning, Karen Marie. Burned: A Fever Novel 
Patterson, James and Maxine Paetro. Private Vegas 
Pelecanos, George P. Martini shot 
Perry, Thomas. String of beads
Woods, Stuart. Insatiable appetites 
December 2014
Gerritsen, Tess. Die Again: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel
Griffin, W E B. Deadly assets
Higgins, Jack. Rain on the Dead 
Koontz, Dean R. Saint Odd : an Odd Thomas 
Margolin, Phillip. Woman with a gun 
McCarthy, Cormac. Gardener's Son 
Robards, Karen. Hush 
November 2014
Baldacci, David. Escape
Brown, Rita Mae. Let seeping dogs lie
Preston, Douglas and Lincoln Child. Blue Labyrinth
Clark, Mary Higgins. Cinderella murder
Connelly, Michael. The Burning room
Cornwell, Patricia. Flesh and blood.
Duenas, Maria. Heart has its reasons
Evanovich, Janet. Job
Finch, Charles. Laws of Murder: A Charles Lenox Mystery
McCall Smith, Alexander. Handsome Man's Deluxe Cafe: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Nicholls, David. Us
Patterson, James. Hope to die
Rendell, Ruth. Girl next door
Roby, Kimberla Lawson. Christmas prayer
Scottoline, Lisa. Betrayed: A Rosato & Associates
VanLiere, Donna. Christmas light
October 2014
Macomber, Debbie. Mr. Miracle: a Christmas novel
Hilderbrand, Elin. Winter street
Steel, Danielle. Pegasus
Littlefield, Sophie. Missing place
Cussler, Clive. Havana Storm
Johnson, Craig. Wait for Signs: Twelve Longmire Stories
Lovett, Charlie. First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen
Chamberlain, Diane. Silent sister
Woods, Stuart. Paris Match
Sandford, John. Deadline
Shannon, Samantha. Mime order
St. Aubyn, Edward. On the edge
Ryan, Hank Phillippi. Truth be told
Jones, Darynda. Seventh Grave and No Body


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Looking for more ideas?
Check out the library's fiction & leisure reading lists to find more books on your favorite themes. Spies or romance, thrillers or friendship - our booklists cover a range of themes and tastes. 

Visit the Novelist database, where you can find lists of books with your favorite plots, themes, or settings.

To find out what's hot this month, take a look at the Minuteman Top Requests List to see what's hot. 

The Staff Recommends page spotlights books library staff have enjoyed.

Looking for information you can use? Check the library's resource lists on subjects from home repair to small businesses.

Find a magazine to inform, entertain, or intrigue you. Take a look at our periodicals list.


 We Recommend

Book Talk: We Recommend
Recommended by Jenny Allen, Borrower Services

The Last Letter From Your Lover by Jojo Moyes
Prompted by the popularity of her more recent novels, I decided to read one of Jojo Moyes earlier books- The Last Letter From Your Lover. Well-crafted and researched, it makes for a compelling read, exploring issues such as women’s liberation, consumer protection, and the virtues of letter writing as opposed to texting. The intertwined love stories take place 50 years apart providing great opportunities for reflection on the changing times.

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings follows the intertwined, and this time, contemporaneous, lives of two main characters who experience utterly different realities. Based on actual historical events and characters, this is a harrowing portrait of slaves and masters in early nineteenth century Charleston, SC and the struggle of women to achieve their liberation from intolerable oppression.

See what else library staff recommend.


 Book Group Kits

Book Group Kits To Go Book Groups to Go!

We now have book group kits with everything (except refreshments) you need for your next meeting. These kits contain 8–10 copies of a popular book group title, reviews, author information and a guide for discussion. We will continue to add to this collection and welcome your suggestions. Do you belong to a book group or have you thought about starting or joining one? You can check out the kit for four weeks, distribute the copies to members and return the kit for your next month’s choice!

The following titles are available:
- The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
- Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
- The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
- The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
- The Three Wisemans by Cathleen Schine
- Room by Emma Donoghue

Click here to reserve a book group kit or call the Information Desk at 508-532-5570 x4351.

For other ideas for your next book group pick, see the Book Group Choices list.


 Services to the Homebound

Services to the Homebound
The library's in-home program makes books, books on tape, large-print books, and CDs available to any Framingham resident with a valid library card needing home delivery.  Please call the Community Services Librarian at 508-532-6347, for more information.






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