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Books That Will Keep You Reading:
Brown Bag Lunch Book Group

Winter 2018

Bring your lunch and join an afternoon book discussion group at the Library. Books for loan will be available one month in advance. To register, email or call the Library at 941-7072.

Tuesday, January 23; 12:30 - 2:00 pm

A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline -- To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family's remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by illness, Christina seemed destined for a small life. Instead, for more than twenty years, she was host and inspiration for the artist Andrew Wyeth, and became the subject of one of the best known American paintings of the twentieth century... Christina Baker Kline interweaves fact and fiction in a powerful novel that illuminates a little-known part of America's history.

Tuesday, February 20; 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue -- Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. .. With these opportunities, Jende and Neni can at last gain a foothold in America and imagine a brighter future. However, the world of great power and privilege conceals troubling secrets, and soon Jende and Neni notice cracks in their employers' facades.

Tuesday, March 20; 12:30 - 2:00 PM

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly -- Spanning more than 20 years in the lives of three women and based on real people and events, Kelly's debut brings historical facts to startling life. As the narrative begins in 1939, Caroline Ferraday is a former Broadway actress and New York socialite who works with the French consulate, Herta Oberheuser is an ambitious young German doctor, and Kasia Kuzmerick is a 15-year-old Polish girl just getting involved with the resistance.  As WWII progresses and Hitler's army proceeds through Europe, circumstances draw these women together.

(all summaries are excerpted from the Westchester Library System descriptions)

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