Main Library Book Club:
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Tuesday, October 6, 7:00pm
Sue Monk Kidd’s masterpiece is inspired by the true story of early-nineteenth-century abolitionist and suffragist Sarah Grimké. Sarah is the outspoken daughter of a wealthy Southern plantation owner, and Handful is an urban slave in the Grimké household yearning to break free from her bonds of servitude. “Kidd is a master storyteller… she immerses the reader in the lives of these fascinating women as they navigate religion, family drama, slave revolts, and the abolitionist movement.” (Booklist). Led by Elizabeth Fideler.
McAuliffe Branch Book Discussion:
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
Thursday, October 15,
When the beautiful and precocious sisters Sally and Gillian Owens, are orphaned at a young age, they are taken to a small Massachusetts town to be raised by their eccentric aunts, who live in the darkest, eeriest house in town. As they become aware of their aunts' mysterious and sometimes frightening powers -- and as their own powers begin to surface -- the sisters grow determined to escape their strange upbringing by blending into "normal" society. Led by Dawn Dellasanta.
Y’ALL (Young Adult Literature
Lovers) Book Group for Teens
Thursday October 22, 7-8:00pm
Main Library, J Program Room
It’s no secret that adults love YA books
as much as teens do, so if you’re one
of those 20-something or older adults,
openly embrace your passion for YA
literature with other aficionados! We’ll
be discussing A.S. King’s Reality Boy,
the at times hilarious story of Gerald,
a former reality show child star who is
now seventeen and desperately trying
to manage his rage while figuring out
some disturbing things about his family.
Also we’ll cast votes online for the annual
YALSA (Young Adult Library Services
Association) Top Ten! Snacks and
beverages provided. For adults and teens
grades 9 and up.
Main Library Book Club:
The Bird Artist by Howard Norman
November 3, 7:00pm
Discussion to be led by Beth Beloff.
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
| Albom, Mitch.
Magic strings of Frankie Presto: a novel
| Allende, Isabel.
| Baldacci, David.
| Clark, Mary Higgins.
All dressed in white: an under suspicion novel
| Connelly, Michael.
| Crais, Robert.
Promise: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel
| Cussler, Clive.
| Evanovich, Janet.
Tricky twenty-two: a Stephanie Plum novel
| Kellerman, Jonathan and Kellerman, Jesse.
Golem of Paris
| Patterson, James.
| Irving, John.
Avenue of mysteries
| King, Stephen.
Bazaar of bad dreams : stories
| Preston, Douglas.
| Brooks, Geraldine.
The Secret chord
| Cook, Robin.
| Flynn, Vince.
| George, Elizabeth.
Banquet of consequences: a Lynley novel
| Gerritsen, Tess.
Playing With Fire
| Grisham, John.
| Kellerman, Faye.
Theory of death: a Decker/Lazarus novel
| McCall Smith, Alexander.
Woman who walked in sunshine: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
| Maguire, Gregory. After Alice
| Mitchell, David.
Slade house : a novel
| Morton, Kate. Lake House
| Sandford, John.
Saturn run: a novel of 2066
| Sheldon, Sidney.
Sidney Sheldon's Reckless: a Tracy Whitney Novel
| Schiff, Stacy.
Witches: Salem, 1692
| Scottoline, Lisa.
| Smiley, Jane.
Golden Age : a novel
| Sparks, Nicholas.
| Trigiani, Adriane.
All the stars in the heavens
| Woods, Stuart.
| Adler-Olsen, Jussi.
| Atwood, Margaret.
Heart goes last: a novel
| Child, Lee.
| Connolly, John.
Song of shadows
| Coulter, Catherine.
| Cussler, Clive.
| Johansen, Iris.
Shadow Play: an Eve Duncan Novel
| Lagercrantz, David.
Girl in the Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
| Moyes, Jojo.
| Patterson, James.
| Perry, Anne.
Corridors of the night: a William Monk novel
| Steel, Danielle.
Undercover: a novel
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.
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can use? Check the library's
resource lists on subjects from home repair to small
Find a magazine to inform,
entertain, or intrigue you. Take a look at our
Book Talk: We Recommend
by Mary Murphy, Borrower Services
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
else library staff recommend.
Book Group Kits To Go
We now have book
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
For other ideas for your next book group pick, see the
Book Group Choices list.
to the Homebound
Services to the
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.