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Jan
7
Wed
Book Discussion Group @ Main Library @ Main Library
Jan 7 @ 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen.

Andrew Yancey has a human arm in his freezer. There’s a logical explanation for that, but before getting to it, Yancey must negotiate an obstacle course of unpredictable events and a crew of even more wildly unpredictable characters.

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Feb
4
Wed
Book Discussion Group @ Main Library @ Main Library
Feb 4 @ 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander.

Alexander, a highly trained neurosurgeon, believed that near death experiences were fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress. Then, his own brain was attached by a rare illness; it shut down; and he lay in a coma for seven days. During that time, he journeyed beyond this world, encountered an angelic being who guided him to a place where he met and spoke with the Divine source of the universe.

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Mar
4
Wed
Book Discussion Group @ Main Library @ Main Library
Mar 4 @ 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

The Dinner by Herman Koch.

The darkly suspenseful, highly controversial tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives — all over the course of one meal.

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Apr
1
Wed
Book Discussion Group @ Main Library @ Main Library
Apr 1 @ 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.
Clinton County Reads Selection

When his Army Air Force bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean, against all odds, Louis Zamperini survived, adrift on a foundering life raft. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater.

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May
6
Wed
Book Discussion Group @ Main Library @ Main Library
May 6 @ 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian.

The story of two seniors who escape from their retirement home and embark upon a hilarious and touching end-of-life road trip.

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Jun
3
Wed
Book Discussion Group @ Main Library @ Main Library
Jun 3 @ 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

I Am Malala: The girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafazai and Christina Lamb.

At age 15, Malala was shot in the head point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala’s miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At 16, she became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest person ever to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Jul
1
Wed
Book Discussion Group @ Main Library @ Main Library
Jul 1 @ 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian.

It’s 1915, and Elizabeth has volunteered to help deliver food and medical aid to refugees of the Armenian Genocide during the First World War. There she meets Armen, a young Armenian engineer who has already lost his wife and infant daughter. Years later, their American granddaughter, Laura, embarks on a journey back through her family’s history, uncovering a story of love, loss, and a wrenching secret that has been buried for generations.

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Aug
5
Wed
Book Discussion Group @ Main Library @ Main Library
Aug 5 @ 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz.

Written with Horwitz’s signature blend of humor, history, and hard-nosed journalism, Confederates in the Attic brings alive old battlefields and new ones: “classrooms, courts, country bars” where the past and the present collide often in explosive ways. Poignant and picaresque, haunting and hilarious, it speaks to anyone who has ever felt drawn to the mythic South and to the dark romance of the Civil War.

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Sep
2
Wed
Book Discussion Group @ Main Library @ Main Library
Sep 2 @ 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

American Canopy by Eric Rutkow.

Rutkow’s work shows how trees were essential to the early years of the republic and indivisible from the United States’ rise as both an empire and a civilization. Rutkow also explains how trees were of deep interest to such figures as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Teddy Roosevelt, and Franklin Roosevelt, who oversaw the planting of some three billion trees nationally in his time as president.

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Oct
7
Wed
Book Discussion Group @ Main Library @ Main Library
Oct 7 @ 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Night by Elie Wiesel.

A candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of Wiesel’s survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps.

Copies of the book are available at the library.

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