Join Librarian Angela Hughes on the first Tuesday of every month (date subject to change) at 10:30AM for a riveting book discussion.
Copies of the next book discussion book are made available on the day of the book discussion and can be picked up any time afterward at the Reference Desk on the first floor.
All are welcome. Refereshments will be served.
February 5, 2013: Broken Harbor by Tana French
In the aftermath of a brutal attack that left a woman in intensive care and her husband and young children dead, brash cop Scorcher Kennedy and his rookie partner, Richie, struggle with perplexing clues and Scorcher’s haunting memories of a shattering incident from his childhood.
March 5, 2013: A Simple Murder by Eleanor Kuhns
Former soldier-turned-traveling weaver Will Rees tracks down his mistreated son to a Shaker settlement in late-eighteenth-century Maine, where his efforts to reconcile are challenged by the murder of a young woman and dark community secrets.
Author Visit: Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Plattduetsche. Time to be determined. (Sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin Square Library)
April 16, 2013: Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
Growing up fascinated with the fossils she collected on the beach, Mary Anning blossomed into a skillful amateur archaeologist. When she discovers an intriguing fossilized skeleton, townspeople and religious authorities react viciously. Barred from the scientific community and in love with an unavailable man, Mary turns to Elizabeth Philpot, a London exile, for friendship. Together, they look to make their way in the evolving nineteenth century through archaeology and scientific discovery.
May 7, 2013: Defending Jacob by William Landay
Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. When a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: his fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student. As the crisis reveals how little a father knows about his son, Andy will face a trial of his own– between loyalty and justice, between truth and allegation, between a past he’s tried to bury and a future he cannot conceive.
June 3, 2013: Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
Descending on a family beach house won in a bet years earlier, three generations of women gradually impart difficult respective secrets including a pregnancy, a terrible crush and a deeply held resentment for past misdeeds.
- February 2009: Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani
- March 2009: Wedding Ring by Emilie Richards
- April 2009: Just Breathe by Susan Wiggs
- May 2009: All Mortal Flesh by Julia Spencer-Fleming
- June 2009: Days of Summer by Jill Barnett
- July 2009: Lethal Legacy by Linda A. Fairstein
- August 2009: Remember When by Nora Roberts
- September 2009: Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
- October 2009: Damage Control by J.A. Jance
- November 2009: Last Kiss by Luanne Rice
- December 2009: Split Second by David Baldacci
- January 2010: Where Are You Now? by Mary Higgins Clark
- February 2010: Kill the Messenger by Tami Hoag
- March 2010: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
- April 2010: High Profile by Robert B. Parker
- May 2010: Shadow Dance by Julie Garwood
- June 2010: A Matter of Justice by Charles Todd
- July 2010: Step on a Crack by James Patterson
- September 2010: The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
- October 2010: The Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman
- November 2010: The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
- December 2010: The Help by Kathryn Stockett
- February 2011: Smoke Jumper by Nicholas Evans
- March 2011: The Girl of His Dreams by Donna Leon
- April 2011: Murder on St. Mark’s Place by Victoria Thompson
- May 2011: Necessary as Blood by Deborah Crombie
- June 2011: Brava Valentine by Adriana Trigiani
- July 2011: The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson
- September 2011: An Inconvenient Wife by Megan Chance
- October 2011: Postcard Killers by James Patterson
- November 2011: Love You More by Lisa Gardner
- December 2011: Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
- February 2012: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- March 2012: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
- April 2012: The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman
- May 2012: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
- June 2012: Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
- September 2012: Lethal by Sandra Brown
- October 2012: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
- November 2012: The House in Amalfi by Elizabeth Adler (cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy)
- December 2012: Then Again by Diane Keaton