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 Programs for Readers

Christa McAuliffe Branch Book Discussion: The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
Thursday July 21, 10-11:00am

Christa McAuliffe Branch Library, Community Room
It’s summer. Chill, because Bryson’s on the humor train again, reminiscing about growing up in the ’50s. Return with him to the days of round, embryonic TVs; the rigors of clasp fasteners on snow boots; and serious forts built of anything lethal-looking to the other kids in his Iowa neighborhood. Laugh as you haven’t for a while! Led by Evelyn Berezin.



 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 
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July 2016
Abbott, Megan E. You Will Know Me
Atkins, Ace. Innocents
Castillo, Linda. Among the Wicked: A Kate Burkholder Novel
Connolly, John. Time of Torment: a Charlie Parker Thriller
Fairstein, Linda. Killer look
Green, Jane. Falling
Johansen, Iris. Night and day
Lawson, Mike. House Revenge: a Joe DeMarco Thriller
McCall Smith, Alexander. Chance Developments : Stories
Mallery, Susan.  Daughters of the Bride
Moriarty, Liane. Truly madly guilty
Pearson, Ridley. White bone
Silva, Daniel. Black widow
Steel, Danielle. Magic
 Weiberger, Lauren. Love in a short white dress

June 2016

Adler, Elizabeth. The Charmers
Beverly-Whittemore, Miranda. June
Bradford, Barbara. Cavendon Luck
Cline, Emma. The Girls
Evanovich, Janet. The Pursuit: A Fox and O'Hare Novel
Finder, Joseph. Guilty Minds
Frank, Dorothea Benton. All Summer Long
Furst, Alan. A Hero of France
Griffin, Emily. First Comes Love
Hamilton, Laurell K. Crimson Death
Hilderbrand, Elin. Here's to Us
King, Stephen. End of watch: a novel
Meltzer, Brad. The House of Secrets
Mosley, Walter. Charcoal Joe: An Easy Rawlins Mystery
Patterson, James. Private Rio
Pratchett, Terry & Stephen Baxter. The Long Cosmos
Proulx, Annie. Barkskins
Roach, Mary. Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War
Schine, Cathleen. They May Not Mean To, but They Do
Thor, Brad. Foreign Agent: A Thriller
Tyler, Anne. Vinegar Girl
Williams, Beatriz. A Certain Age
 Woods, Stuart. Dishonorable Intentions
May 2016
Atkins, Ace. Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn
Barr, Nevada. Boar Island
Blumenthal, Sidney. A Self-Made Man : The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1854
Cleave, Chris. Everyone Brave Is Forgiven
Cussler, Clive. Emperor's revenge
Deveraux, Jude. Girl from Summer Hill
DiSclafani, Anton. After party
Erdrich, Louise. LaRose: a novel
Hannah, Sophie. Game for All the Family
Haigh, Jennifer. Heat and Light
Harris, Charlaine. Night Shift: a novel of Midnight, Texas
Hill, Joe. Fireman
Howard, Linda. Troublemaker
Junger, Sebastian. Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
Lippman, Laura. Wilde Lake
MacKay, Malcolm. Night the Rich Men Burned
Martini, Steve. Blood Flag: A Paul Madriani Novel
Patterson, James and Paetro, Maxine. 15th Affair
Philbrick, Nathaniel. Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution.
Preston, Douglas. Beyond the Ice Limit
Russo, Richard. Everybody's fool
Steel, Danielle. Apartment
Straub, Emma. Modern Lovers.
Thayer, Nancy. Island House
April 2016
Baldacci, David. Last mile
Berry, Steve. 14th Colony
Clark, Mary Higgins. As time goes by
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
Binchy, Maeve. A Few of the girls: stories
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


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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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