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Literary Luncheon

This exciting book group combines two of our favorite things: reading and eating! We meet on the third Tuesday of each month from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Just bring the book, your lunch and be ready for a great discussion. Coffee, tea, and dessert will be provided by the library, plus something extra that is inspired by the book.

Sign-up is requested, as space is limited.  Call 978-468-5577.

Titles are subject to change if needed.

book cover imageSeptember 17, 2013
Landay, William
Defending Jacob

"Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next. His fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student." - Catalog

Also available as large print, CD (audiobook), and downloadable ebook or audio.


book cover imageOctober 15, 2013
Wilhide, Elizabeth

"An epic saga of the upstairs and downstairs residents of an English country house which spans some 240 years and includes the stories of its original architect, a Victorian family that shared four decades of family history, soldiers billeted in the house during World War I, and a young couple who restores the house in the 1950s." - Catalog

Also available as large print.


book cover imageNovember 19, 2013
Diamant, Anita
Day After Night

Named a ‘Best Book of the Year’ by The Washington Post & Salt Lake City Tribune! “Four young women haunted by unspeakable memories and losses, afraid to begin to hope, find salvation in the bonds of friendship and shared experience even as they confront the challenge of re-creating themselves in a strange new country. Based on the extraordinary true story of the October 1945 rescue of more than two hundred Jewish prisoners from the Atlit internment camp outside Haifa.” - Catalog

Also available in large print and on CD (audiobook).


book cover imageDecember 17, 2013 
Tyler, Anne
Noah's Compass

“Liam Pennywell, who set out to be a philosopher and ended up teaching fifth grade, never much liked the job at that run-down private school, so early retirement doesn't bother him. But he is troubled by his inability to remember anything about the first night that he moved into his new, spare, and efficient condominium on the outskirts of Baltimore. All he knows when he wakes up the next day in the hospital is that his head is sore and bandaged.” - Catalog

Also available as large print, CD (audiobook), and downloadable ebook or audio.


book cover imageJanuary 21, 2014  
Genova, Lisa
Still Alice

“Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children and a house on the Cape, is a celebrated Harvard professor at the height of her career when she notices a forgetfulness creeping into her life. As confusion starts to cloud her thinking and her memory begins to fail her, she receives a devastating diagnosis: early onset Alzheimer's disease.” - Catalog

Also available as large print and CD (audiobook).


book cover imageFebruary 18, 2014
Anderson, Laurie Halse
Fever 1973

“In 1793 Philadelphia, sixteen-year-old Matilda Cook, separated from her sick mother, learns about perseverance and self-reliance when she is forced to cope with the horrors of a yellow fever epidemic.” – Catalog

Also available as downloadable audio.


book cover imageMarch 18, 2014
Stedman, M.L.
The Light Between Oceans

"A novel set on a remote Australian island, where a childless couple live quietly running a lighthouse, until a boat carrying a baby washes ashore."  - Catalog

Also available in large print and on CD (audiobook).


book cover imageApril 15, 2014
Shapiro, Barbara A.
The Art Forger

“Boston painter Claire Roth has survived financially by painting reproductions. Influential gallery owner Aiden Markel arrives with a bizarre proposal: her own show if she will forge a copy of a Degas, one of the pictures stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. As she works, Claire and Aiden become lovers, but she doesn't tell him about her discovery that the stolen Degas is itself a copy.” - Catalog

Also available in large print and on CD (audiobook).


book cover imageMay 20, 2014
Wickenden, Dorothy
Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West
371.1009 WIC

“A captivating full-length book derived from a widely read and much beloved New Yorker piece about Wickenden's grandmother and her grandmother's best friend who left their affluent East Coast lives to "rough it" as teachers in the wilds of Colorado in 1916.” – Catalog

Also available in large print.

Modified 12/26/2013