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


Winter 2020

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 sglick@wlsmail.org or call the Library at 941-7072.


Tuesday, January 21; 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Educated by Tara Westover -- Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag."... As a way out, Tara began to educate herself… Her quest for knowledge would transform her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, if there was still a way home. Westover’s memoir was named as one of the NY Times Ten Best Books of 2018.


Tuesday, February 25; 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman -- Meet Eleanor Oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking… But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. … And it is Raymond's big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.


Tuesday, March 24; 12:30 - 2:00 PM

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens -- For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She's barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark. But Kya is not what they say… Drawn to two young men from town, who are each intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world--until the unthinkable happens.


Tuesday, April 21; 12:30 - 2:00 PM

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton -- Ethan Frome works his unproductive farm and struggles to maintain a bearable existence with his difficult, suspicious and hypochondriac wife, Zeena. But when Zeena's vivacious cousin enters their household as a 'hired girl', Ethan finds himself obsessed with her and with the possibilities for happiness she comes to represent. In one of American fiction's finest and most intense narratives, Edith Wharton moves this ill- starred trio towards their tragic destinies (from GoodReads.com) Discussion led by Lorraine Isaac, Library Staff and English Teacher.



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














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