Main Library Book Club:
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
December 1, 7:00pm
Town Hall, Conference Room 1
The final novel for Haruf
opens up in the evening
with Addie Moore paying
a visit to her longtime
neighbor, Louis. Both are 70-year-olds,
and Addie makes the shocking proposal
that they begin sleeping together to talk
at night and provide the sleep-easing
comfort of physical company. The reader
witnesses the pair pass through phases of
awkwardness to intimacy and finally
to alliance. Led by Library Trustee,
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
| Abbott, Jeff.
| Bohjalian, Chris. Guest room: a novel
| Perry, Thomas. Forty Thieves
| Rosenfelt, David.
| Strout, Elizabeth.
My name is Lucy Barton
| Woods, Stuart.
| Hoag, Tami.
| Rankin, Ian. Even dogs in the wild
| Patterson, James.
| Dorsey, Tim.
| Goodman, Carol.
| Graves, Sarah.
Girls She Left Behind: A Lizzie Snow Novel
| Steel, Danielle. Precious gifts: a novel
| Greaney, Mark.
Tom Clancy Commander-in-Chief
| Rollins, James.
Bone Labyrinth: a SIGMA Force Novel
| Burke, James Lee.
House of the Rising Sun: a novel
| Krentz, Jayne Ann.
| Jackson, Lisa.
After she's gone
| Rosenberg, Joel C.
The first hostage : a J. B. Collins novel
| Taylor, Brad.
The Forgotten Soldier: A Pike Logan Thriller
| Cleeves, Ann.
| McDermid, Val.
Splinter the silence
| Mina, Denise.
Blood, Salt, Water
| Koontz, Dean.
Ashley Bell: a novel
| Albom, Mitch.
Magic strings of Frankie Presto: a novel
| Allende, Isabel.
| Baldacci, David.
| Clark, Mary Higgins.
All dressed in white: an under suspicion novel
| Connelly, Michael.
| Crais, Robert.
Promise: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel
| Cussler, Clive.
| Evanovich, Janet.
Tricky twenty-two: a Stephanie Plum novel
| Kellerman, Jonathan and Kellerman, Jesse.
Golem of Paris
| Patterson, James.
| Irving, John.
Avenue of mysteries
| King, Stephen.
Bazaar of bad dreams : stories
| Preston, Douglas.
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.
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Book Talk: We Recommend
by Mary Murphy, Borrower Services
O’Brien’s by Lisa Genova
Neuroscientist Lisa Genova has written this novel bringing attention to the lethal neurodegenerative disease called Huntington’s.
There is no current treatment or cure for this disease. This story is about Joe O’Brien who is a 44 year old police officer who begins to display uncharacteristic bouts of rage and uncontrolled movements. These symptoms make his family and his fellow officers think that he has either a drinking or a drug problem. Finally, his wife and his partner convince him to see a neurologist and this is when he is handed down the diagnosis. Joe and his wife Rose have four adult children who have a 50% chance of developing Huntington’s. Life continues in turmoil as he has to give up his job and tell his children that he has possibly given them this disease. Joe comes to realize that each moment is precious and with his self-awareness tries to comfort his family members. This novel skillfully emphasizes the emotional struggle of friends and family and how they try to pull together and live their lives.
Also available as an
else library staff recommend.
Book Group Kits To Go
We now have book
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
For other ideas for your next book group pick, see the
Book Group Choices list.
to the Homebound
Services to the
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.