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Book Discussion Group


The Fall River Public Library Book Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month in the Main Library meeting room. Meetings are usually held at 6 p.m. from April through October and at 5:30 p.m. from November through March, but check our events calendar and Facebook page for any changes or cancellations.

Each month, we meet to discuss the current month's book. Members can also suggest books for the group to read or recommend books they have read recently. There is no membership fee, and book discussions are open to all.

2017-2018 Books for Discussion

Here is a list of titles chosen for discussion. All books are available through the SAILS library system, so if Fall River's copy is checked out, you can order it from another library and pick it up here. Allow a few extra days for delivery.

March 15 – Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleou

April 19 – The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

May 17 – The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer

 June 21 – 1984 by George Orwell

July 19 – A Drink Before the War by Dennis Lehane

August 23* – Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
  *Note: the book club meeting is on the 4th, not 3rd, Wednesday this month because of the Medicare Workshop that takes place on August 16th.

September 20 – Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov  (for Banned Book Month)

October 18 – A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

November 15 – A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France (The Resistance Trilogy) by Caroline Moorehead

December 20 – Short Stories (TBD)


January 17– The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

February 21 - Beloved by Toni Morrison

For information about the book group, or to be added to their e-mail list, send an email to bookclubfrpl@gmail.com.

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