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

Winter 2019

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 8; 12:30 - 2:00 pm

The Plot Against America by Philip Roth -- In his...novel, Roth steps boldly into the difficult realm of alternate history. As he has it, aviation hero Charles Lindbergh is nominated for president in 1940 on a peace-with-Hitler platform and wins handily over FDR--the majority of the electorate fearing that Roosevelt intends to propel the country into the war currently raging in Europe...This magnificent novel is both appropriate to today's headlines and timeless for its undermining of the blind sentiment that it can't happen here. (adapted from Booklist review)

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

The Two Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman -- Brooklyn, 1947: in the midst of a blizzard, in a two-family brownstone, two babies are born minutes apart to two women. They are sisters by marriage with an impenetrable bond forged before and during that dramatic night; but as the years progress, small cracks start to appear and their once deep friendship begins to unravel. No one knows why, and no one can stop it. One misguided choice; one moment of tragedy. Heartbreak wars with happiness and almost but not quite wins. (adapted from WLS catalog)

Tuesday, March 26; 12:30 - 2:00 PM

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah -- Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America's last true frontier...In this unforgettable portrait of human frailty and resilience, Kristin Hannah (author of The Nightingale) reveals the indomitable character of the modern American pioneer and the spirit of a vanishing Alask--a place of incomparable beauty and danger. (adapted from WLS catalog)

Tuesday, April 16; 12:30 - 2:00 PM


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

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