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Events: Book Club

Book Club: "The Alice Network" by Kate Quinn

Adults Stop by the library for an engaging discussion of Kate Quinn's WWII novel!

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Readers of Classic Literature
The Short Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively, friendly discussion of some of history's greatest written works, including June's discussion of short stories from a master of the form!

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Book Club: "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien

Adults Take part in a lively discussion about one of the greatest historical fiction books ever written!

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Book Club: "We Were the Mulvaneys" by Joyce Carol Oates

Adults Get engaged with a group discussion of Carol Oates' searing family drama.

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Nonfiction @ Night: "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly

Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about three African-American women who contributed to some of NASA's greatest missions.

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Book Club: "Hatchet" by Gary Paulsen

Adults Join us for an engaging discussion of Paulsen's book, about a 15-year-old boy forced to survive in the wilderness.

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Book Club: "The River" by Peter Heller

Adults Take part in a lively discussion of bestselling author Peter Heller's new novel. New people are always welcome!

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Book Club: "The Breakdown" by B.A. Paris

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion about Paris' thrilling novel!

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Book Club: "Beneath a Scarlet Sky" by Mark Sullivan

Adults Stop by the library to take part in an interesting discussion of a wide variety of books, including Sullivan's WWII tale!

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Women's Night Out
"The Truth As Told by Mason Buttle" by Leslie Connor

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction with the Women's Night Out book club!

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Book Club: "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate

Adults Take part in a lively discussion about two families, generations apart, forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice. New people always welcome!

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Nonfiction @ Night: "Educated" by Tara Westover

Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about a woman who pursues an education after being raised by survivalist parents who isolated her and her siblings from mainstream society.

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Book Club: "Send Down the Rain" by Charles Martin

Adults Stop by the library for a lively discussion of Martin's 2018 novel!

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Book Club: "Washington Black" by Esi Edugyan

Adults Stop by the library and take part in a lively discussion of this best-selling 2018 novel!

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Book Club: "I'll Be Gone in the Dark" by Michelle McNamara

Adults Take part in a lively discussion of McNamara's award-winning true crime book!

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Book Club: "The Orphan's Tale" by Pam Jenoff

Adults Join us for a discussion of this book, about a teenage girl who joins a German circus in order to save children during WWII.

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Book Club: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Adults Drop by the library for a lively discussion of this best-selling book by Jodi Picoult!

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Women's Night Out
"The Nest" by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction with the Women's Night Out book club!

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Book Club: "Emma" by Jane Austen

Adults Discuss this classic novel during our next book club session!

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Nonfiction @ Night: "The Death & Life of the Great Lakes" by Dan Egan

Adults Go beyond the book and learn more about the world around you with Stratford's Nonfiction@Night book club! September's discussion will revolve around the Great Lakes!

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Book Club: "Go Set a Watchman," by Harper Lee

Adults All are welcome to attend the Marathon City book club! Interesting discussions over a variety of books, including Harper Lee's recently discovered novel!

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Book Club: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Adults Join the library Book Club in September to discuss this beloved book by Madeleine L'Engle!

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Book Club: "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng

Adults Stop by the library for an engaging discussion of our September book club selection, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng!

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Book Club: "My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry" by Fredrik Backman

Adults Take part in a lively discussion of a wide variety of books with friendly folks in Stratford!

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Book Club: "The Great Alone" by Kristin Hannah

Adults Take part in a lively discussion about a teen girl and her family, who move to Alaska after her father returns from the Vietnam War.

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Nonfiction @ Night: "The Underground Girls of Kabul" by Jenny Nordberg

Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about the secret Afghan custom of disguising girls as boys to improve their social prospects.

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Book Club: "The Cuckoo's Calling" by Robert Galbraith

Adults Join the library Book Club in October to discuss this best-seller by Robert Galbraith!

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Book Club: "Turtles All the Way Down" by John Green

Adults Attend a lively discussion at the library book club's pick for the month of October!

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Book Club: "The Death of Mrs. Westaway" by Ruth Ware

Adults Take part in a lively discussion of this novel, about a woman who receives a letter regarding a large inheritance only to realize that something strange is afoot.

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Book Club: "An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones

Adults Drop by the library for a lively discussion of this best-selling novel by Tayari Jones!

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Book Club: "My Name Is Lucy Barton" by Elizabeth Strout

Adults Take part in a lively discussion of this book, about a mother and daughter reconnecting with one another in adulthood.

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Nonfiction @ Night: "The Wright Brothers" by David McCullough

Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about the legendary brothers who invented modern flight!

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Book Club: "The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck

Adults Attend a lively discussion at the library book club's pick for the month of November!

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Book Club: "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" by Helen Simonson

Adults Join the library Book Club in November to discuss this book by Helen Simonson!

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Book Club: "The Great Alone" by Kristin Hannah

Adults Take part in a lively discussion of this novel, about a teen girl and her family, who move to Alaska after her father returns from the Vietnam War.

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Book Club: "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles

Adults Join us for a lively discussion of this best-selling book, about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel in 1920s Russia.

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Book Club: "Beartown" by Fredrik Backman

Adults Join us for the monthly book club at the library in November when we discuss Backman's 2017 novel!

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Nonfiction @ Night: "Quiet: The Power of Introverts" by Susan Cain

Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about introverts and the advantages they can have in society.

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Book Club: "Hello, Universe" by Erin Entrada Kelly

Adults Attend a lively discussion at the library book club's pick for the month of December!

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Book Club: "The 13th Gift" by Joanne Huist Smith

Adults Join the library Book Club in December to discuss this book by Helen Simonson!

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Book Club: "Skipping Christmas" by Josh Grisham

Adults Take part in a lively discussion of this novel, about a couple who decides to skip Christmas and go on a Caribbean cruise, only to face backlash from friends and neighbors.

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Book Club: "The Mistletoe Promise" by Richard Paul Evans

Adults Drop by the library for a lively discussion of this book, about two people who pretend to be a couple at Christmastime.

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