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 Programs for Readers

Main Library Book Club: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
Tuesday, 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, Bob Dodd.


 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.

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
November 2015
Albom, Mitch. Magic strings of Frankie Presto: a novel
Allende, Isabel. Japanese lover
Baldacci, David. Guilty
Clark, Mary Higgins. All dressed in white: an under suspicion novel
Connelly, Michael. Crossing
Crais, Robert. Promise: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel
Cussler, Clive. Pharaoh's secret 
Evanovich, Janet. Tricky twenty-two: a Stephanie Plum novel
Kellerman, Jonathan and Kellerman, Jesse. Golem of Paris
Patterson, James. Cross justice
Irving, John. Avenue of mysteries
King, Stephen. Bazaar of bad dreams : stories
Preston, Douglas. Crimson Shore


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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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