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 Programs for Readers

Main Library Book Club: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Tuesday, June 2, 7:00pm
Main Library, Trustees Room
A.J. Fikry, the owner of Island Books, has lost his zest for life after experiencing the loss of his wife and plummeting book sales. He has largely given up until an unexpected occurrence gives him the chance to create a new life. Zevin crafts a sweet, uplifting homage to bookstores, and captures the joy of connecting people and books. Led by Annabel Dodd.

McAuliffe Branch Book Discussion: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Thursday June 18, 10-11:00am
McAuliffe Branch

Fall into the past with Outlander, as our heroine finds herself ripped from 1945 and dropped into the war- torn Scottish Highlands in 1743. This first novel of the New York Times bestselling series begins with the tale of Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser. Filled with the political intrigue and espionage of the Jacobite rebellion, scenes of battle as the Highland clans fight to restore Charles Edward Stuart to the throne, vivid details of everyday life, and the romance between Jamie and Claire, this book cannot be pigeonholed into a specific genre. Refreshments. Led by Kim Jung.


 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.

July 2015
Box, C.J.  Badlands.
Coulter, Catherine. Nemesis
Garwood, Julie. Wired.
Jance, J. A. Stand down: a Beaumont and Walker novel
Johnasen, Iris. Naked Eye
Keyes, Marian. The Woman Who Stole My Life
Lindsay, Jeff. Dexter is dead
Lowell, Elizabeth. Perfect touch
McCall Smith, Alexander. Novel habits of happiness: an Isabel Dalhousie novel
Silva, Daniel. English spy
Woods, Stuart. Naked greed
June 2015
Delinsky, Barbara. Blueprints: a novel
Deveraux, Jude. Ever After
Finder, Joseph. Fixer
Frank, Dorothea Benton. All the single ladies
Green, Jane. Summer secrets
Hilderbrand, Elin. Rumor: a novel
Meltzer, Brad. President's Shadow
Reich, Christopher. Invasion of Privacy
Slaughter, Karin. Pretty girls
Steel, Danielle. Country: a novel
May 2015
Atkins, Ace. Robert B. Parker's Kickback
Atkinson, Kate. God in ruins
Brown, Dale. Iron wolf
Brown, Rita Mae. Tail Gait : A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
Child, Lincoln. Forgotten room
Crais, Robert. Promise: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel
Cussler, Clive. Piranha
Deaver, Jeffery. Solitude Creek
DeMille, Nelson. Radiant Angel
De Rosnay, Tatiana. A Paris Affair
Kellerman, Jonathan. Murderer's daughter: a novel
Levitt, Steven D. and Dubner, Stephen J. Hurray for High Gas Prices
McCullough, David. Wright brothers
Patterson, James. 14th Deadly Sin
Sandford, John. Gathering Prey
Smiley, Jane. Early warning
Thayer, Nancy. Guest cottage


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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 Mary Murphy, Borrower Services

Inside the 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 E-Book.

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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