Book Group

The Dover Public Library Book Group meets monthly, usually on the 3rd Monday of the month, at 6:30pm in the Trustees Room of the Library. (Exceptions made for holidays) Everyone welcome!


Book Group

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Etta's greatest unfulfilled wish, living in the rolling farmland of Saskatchewan, is to see the sea. And so, at the age of eighty-two she gets up very early one morning, takes a rifle, some chocolate, and her best boots, and begins walking the 2,000 miles to water. If this intrigues you join the Dover Public Library's Book Group to discuss Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper. We will meet on Monday, June 20 at 6:30pm in the Trustees Room. Hope to see you there!

Etta and Otto and Russell and James

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The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown celebrates the 1936 U.S. men’s Olympic eight-oar rowing team—nine working class boys who stormed the rowing world, transformed the sport, and galvanized the attention of millions of Americans. Our 2nd foray into nonfiction! Join us on Monday, May 16 at 6:30pm in the Trustees Room. All are welcome!

The Boys in the Boat

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Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan, is the April pick for the Dover Public Library's Book Group. Described as warm, funny, charismatic and convoluted this book should make for good discussion. Join us on Monday, April 18 at 6:30. All are welcome!

Page And Screen Make Peace In 'Mr. Penumbra'

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's book Americanah explores the question of what it means to be black in the U.S., and tells the story of a young Nigerian couple, one of whom leaves for England and the other of whom leaves for America. Join us on March 21 at 6:30pm in the Trustees Room to discuss this timely topic.

'Americanah' Author Explains 'Learning' To Be Black In The U.S.

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Under the Wide and Starry Sky, by Nancy Horan will be the February Book Club pick. In this historical fiction novel we look at the lives of Robert Louis Stevenson and his American wife, Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne. Join us on Monday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 in the Trustees Room. All are welcome!

‘Under the Wide and Starry Sky,’ by Nancy Horan

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Enter the magical world of Alice Hoffman, on Monday, Jan. 25 at 6:30, when the Dover Public Library's book group discusses The Museum of Extraordinary Things.

Synopsis - Alice Hoffman

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Monday, December 14, 2015 at 6:30pm in the Trustees Room. Join us to discuss The Samurai's Garden by Gail Tsukiyama.

The Samurai's Garden

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Monday, October 19 at 6:30pm in the Trustees Room. The Book Group will be traveling from London to Peru to Philadelphia to Tahiti to Amsterdam with Elizabeth Gilbert and her novel The Signature of All Things.

The Signature of All Things

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Join us on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 at 6:30pm to dissect The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

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This book has been postoned for March due to the cancellation of the Feb. meeting (due to snow). Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail has been rescheduled for our November 2015 meeting! Stay tuned.

WILD - Cheryl Strayed

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