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 Programs for Readers

Main Library Book Club: The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
Tuesday February 9, 7:00pm
Location: Town Hall, Nevins Conference Room (Room113)

Wonder Woman was created in 1941, and reigns as the single most popular female superhero of all time. She also has a secret history. Through methodical research, Lepore unfolds the story of William Moulton Marston, a Harvard-educated psychologist best known for inventing the lie detector test and Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman’s origins start in the feminist movement of the early 1900s, and the dramas surrounding her creation are both dramatic as well as scandalous. Libby Franck will lead the discussion.

McAuliffe Branch Book Discussion: The Book of Air and Shadows by Michael Gruber
Thursday, February 18, 10:00am
New McAuliffe Branch Library, 746 Water Street

Led by Nancy Gentile.


 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.

April 2016
Baldacci, David. Last mile
Berry, Steve. 14th Colony
Johansen, Iris. Hide Away
O'Nan, Stewart. City of Secrets
Page, Katherine Hall. The Body in the Wardrobe
Quick, Amanda. 'Til Death do Us Part
Quindlen, Anna. Miller's Valley: a novel
Roberts, Nora. Obsession
Rollins, James / Blackwood, Grant. War Hawk
Sandford, John. Extreme prey
Scottoline, Lisa. Most wanted
Sittenfeld, Curtis. Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice
Woods, Stuart. Family jewels
March 2016
Box, C. J. Off the grid
Chevalier, Tracy. At the edge of the orchard
Coben, Harlan. Fool me once
Cussler, Clive. Gangster
Deaver, Jeffery. Steel kiss
Evanovich, Stephanie. The Total Package
Grippando, James. Gone Again: a Jack Swyteck Novel
Jance, Judith A. Clawback: an Ali Reynolds novel
Leon, Donna. Waters of eternal youth
Macomber, Debbie. Girl's guide to moving on
Mitchard, Jacquelyn. Two if by sea
Perry, Anne. Treachery at Lancaster Gate: a Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel
Steel, Danielle. Property of a noble woman
Winspear, Jacqueline. Journey to Munich
February 2016
Steel, Danielle. Blue: a novel
Archer, Jeffrey. Cometh the hour
Coonts, Stephen. Art of War: a Novel
Kellerman, Jonathan. Breakdown: an Alex Delaware Novel
Margolin, Phillip. Violent crimes
Robb, J. D. Brotherhood in death
Walters, Minette. Cellar
Knott, Robert. Robert B. Parker's Blackjack
Fielding, Joy. She's not there: a novel
Martel, Yann. The high mountains of Portugal : a novel
Nesbo, Jo.  Midnight sun
Gardner, Lisa.  Find her
Indridason, Arnaldur. Into Oblivion: An Inspector Erlendur Novel
Margolin, Phillip. Violent crimes
January 2016
Abbott, Jeff. First order
Bohjalian, Chris. Guest room: a novel
Perry, Thomas. Forty Thieves
Rosenfelt, David. Blackout
Strout, Elizabeth. My name is Lucy Barton
Woods, Stuart. Scandalous behavior
Hoag, Tami. Bitter season
Rankin, Ian.  Even dogs in the wild
Patterson, James. Private Paris
Dorsey, Tim. Coconut cowboy
Goodman, Carol. River road
Graves, Sarah. The Girls She Left Behind: A Lizzie Snow Novel
December 2015
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. Secret Sisters
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. Harbour Street
McDermid, Val. Splinter the silence
Mina, Denise. Blood, Salt, Water
Koontz, Dean. Ashley Bell: a novel


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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 and Audiobook.

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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