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 Programs for Readers

Main Library Book Club: Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi
Tuesday, September 2, 7:00pm

Main Library, Trustees Room
The group will discuss Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi. What to do when your imaginary muse arrives on your doorstep and she is none too happy with your creative writing. This complex modern tale with multiple layers and intertwined stories is a delight. Copies to borrow are available at the library. A.J. Sullivan will lead the discussion.


 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.

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
September 2014
Atwood, Margaret. Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
Follett, Ken. Edge of Eternity
French, Tana. The Secret Place
Kellerman, Faye. Murder 101
Mantel, Hilary. The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher and Other Stories
Patterson, James and Michael Ledwidge. Burn
Perry, Anne. Blood on the water
Brown, Sandra. Mean Streak
Child, Lee. Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel
Coleman, Reed Farrel. Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot
Coulter, Catherine. Lost Key
Cussler, Clive and Russell Blake. The Eye of Heaven
Gregory, Philippa. King's Curse
August 2014
Macomber, Debbie. Love letters : a Rose Harbor novel
Galbraith, Robert. The Silkworm
Griffin, W.E.B. Deadly Assets
Hoag, Tami. Cold, Cold Heart
Jance, J.A. Remains of Innocence: A Brady Novel of Suspense
Patterson, James. Private Down Under
Preston, Douglas and Lincoln Child. Lost Island: A Gideon Crew Novel
Reichs, Kathy. Bones Never Lie
Robards, Karen. Her Last Whisper
July 2014
Bohjalian, Chris. Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
Burke, James Lee. Wayfaring Stranger
Coulter, Catherine. Power play
Deveraux, Jude. For All Time
Evanovich, Stephanie. The Sweet Spot
Garwood, Julie. Fast Track
Harkness, Deborah. The Book of Life
Johansen, Iris. Sight Unseen
Koontz, Dean. City
Lawson, Mike. House Reckoning
Moriarty, Liane. Big Little Lies
Siddons, Anne Rivers. Girls of August
Silva, Daniel. The Heist
Steel, Danielle. A Perfect Life
Winspear, Jacqueline. The Care and Management of Lies: A Novel of the Great War
Woods, Stuart. Cut and Thrust
June 2014
Evanovich, Janet. Top secret twenty-one : a Stephanie Plum novel
Fairstein, Linda. Terminal City
Hilderbrand, Elin. The Matchmaker
King, Stephen. Mr. Mercedes
Lustbader, Eric. Robert Ludlum's the Bourne ascendancy
Miller, Sue. The Arsonist 
See, Lisa. China dolls 
Slaughter, Karin. Cop town
Thayer, Nancy. Nantucket Sisters
May 2014
Andrews, Mary Kay. Save the date
Atkins, Ace. Robert B. Parker's Cheap shot
Berry, Steve. The Lincoln Myth
Brown, Dale. Starfire
Cussler, Clive. Ghost Ship
Deaver, Jeffery. The Skin Collector
Evans, Richard Paul.  Walking on Water
Giffin, Emily. One and Only
Iles, Greg. Natchez Burning
Lescroart, John. The Keeper
Lowell, Elizabeth. Night Diver
Palmer, Michael. Resistant
Patterson, James. Unlucky 13
Sandford, John. Field of Prey
April 2014
Iles, Greg. Natchez burning
Lowell, Elizabeth. Night diver
Barr, Nevada. Destroyer angel : an Anna Pigeon novel
Bell, Ted. Warriors: An Alex Hawke Novel
Binchy, Maeve. Chestnut Street
Brennan, Allison. Notorious
Connolly, John. Wolf in winter
Crombie, Deborah. To Dwell in Darkness
De Rosnay, Tatiana. The Other Story
Glass, Julia. And the dark sacred night
Leon, Donna. By Its Cover: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
Moore, Christopher. The Serpent of Venice
Perry, Anne. Death on Blackheath
Scottoline, Lisa. Keep quiet
March 2014
Grippando, James. Black horizon
Gabaldon, Diana. Written in My Own Heart's Blood
Patterson, James NYPD red 2
Coben, Harlan. Missing You
Box, C.J.  Stone Cold
Coben, Harlan. Missing You
Cussler, Clive. The Bootlegger
Deaver, Jeffrey. Trouble in Mind
Estleman, Loren D. Don't Look for me
Dahiem, Mary. The Alpine Yeoman
Garrison, Paul. Robert Ludlum's the Janson Option
Grippando, James. Black Horizon
Patterson, James. NYPD 2
February 2014
Fluke, Joanne.  Blackberry Pie Murder
Hoffman, Alice. The Museum of Extraordinary Things : a novel
Harrison, Kim. The Undead Pool
Berenson, Alex. Counterfeit Agent
Kellerman, Jonathan. Killer
Allen, Sarah Addison. Lost Lake
Brockmann, Suzanne. Do or die.
January 2014
Allende, Isabel. Ripper : a novel
Riggs, Ransom. Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Children
Bradley, C. Alan. The dead in their vaulted arches : a Flavia de Luce novel
Siddons, Anne Rivers. Girls of August
Gardner, Lisa.  Fear nothing
Krentz, Jayne Ann. River Road 
Cornwell, Bernard. The pagan lord
December 2013
Clancy, Tom. Command Authority
Dunn, Carola. Heirs of the body : a Daisy Dalrymple mystery
Robards, Karen. Hunted
Rollins, James. Innocent blood : the order of the sanguines series
Connelly, Michael. Gods of guilt.
November 2013
Baldacci, David. King and Maxwell
Child, Lincoln and Douglas Preston. White fire
Cornwell, Patricia. Dust
Cussler, Clive. Mirage: an Oregon novel
Flagg, Fannie. All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
Evanovich, Janet. Takedown twenty
Lamb, Wally. We Are Water
McCall Smith, Alexander. Minor adjustment beauty salon
McCullough, Colleen. Sins of the flesh
Rendell, Ruth. No man's nightingale : an Inspector Wexford novel
Setterfield, Diane. Bellman & Black : A Ghost Story
Shreve, Anita. Stella Bain
Shreve, Anita. Stella Bain
October 2013
Bryson, Bill. One summer : America, 1927
Fielding, Helen. Bridget Jones: Mad about the Boy
Gladwell, Malcolm. David and Goliath : The Triumph of the Underdog
Grisham, John. Sycamore Row
Johansen, Iris. Silencing Eve
Paretsky, Sara. Critical Mass
Parker, Robert B. with Helen Brann. Silent Night: A Spenser Holiday Novel
Pelecanos, George P. The Double
Sandford, John. Storm Front
Scottoline, Lisa. Accused
Steel, Danielle. Winners
Thayer, Nancy. A Nantucket Christmas
Woods, Stuart. Doing hard time


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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 Janet Drake

Paul and Jesus: How the Apostle Transformed Christianity by James D. Tabor
Paul nevPauler met Jesus. Yet, he began to preach, attributing his authority to claims of his visionary experiences. This story is about the fierce struggle between Jesus' followers and the so-called 13th apostle. Tabor contends it was Paul who set Christianity apart from its parent faith, Judaism. And, Paul developed his version of Christianity independently and at odds with the gospel message that Jesus, his brother James, and Peter had preached, with little in common other than the name Jesus itself. Whether or not you're a believer, this provocative account is for all who are interested in the origins of Christianity.

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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