Open Book - Adult Book Discussion Group

At the Oglethorpe County Library

If you would like more information on how to join please call 706-743-8817.

The Art of Racing in the Rain

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 11:30 a.m.

Oglethorpe County Library’s Adult Book Discussion Group, Open Book, will be meeting to discuss the 2008 New York Times Best Seller, The Art of Racing in the Rain, by American author and filmmaker, Garth Stein. This extremely popular book club selection is told from the viewpoint of man’s best friend, Enzo, the family dog. While Enzo has some pretty unusual beliefs about the humans, their world and their interactions, he aptly delivers a heart wrenching story of family, loyalty, love, and hope. With the novel remaining on the best sellers’ list for 156 weeks, it is sure to be an enjoyment for all genre readers so pick up a copy at the circulation desk and join us on January 28 for the discussion.

The Shipping News

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Tuesday, November 26, 11:30 a.m.

All adults interested in joining an adult book discussion group are invited to attend the next Open Book meeting where we will be discussing The Shipping News by Annie Proulx. This National Book Award Winner and National Bestseller is a “lyrical page turner” about the struggle of Quoyle, a thirty-six year old man who retreats with his two daughters to his ancestral home on the Newfoundland coast. This darkly comic portrayal of the atypical contemporary American family is sure to be an intense and lively discussion.

Fahrenheit 451

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Tuesday, September 24, 11:30 a.m.

Oglethorpe County Library’s Adult Book Discussion group, Open Book, will be discussing Ray Bradbury’s classic, Fahrenheit 451. This novel has become an instant sensation since its first publication in 1953, depicting a futuristic view on American Society where books are outlawed, firemen are charged with burning any found, and the government believes “If you don't want a man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides of a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none.” This book has been the subject of censorship, received requests to have it banned, and the recipient of numerous awards. Copies of this book are now available for check-out at the front desk with a valid PINES library card. Don’t forget to register for the discussion.

Age of Miracles

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Tuesday, July 30, 11:30 a.m.

Join Oglethorpe County Library's book discussion group for lunch and a lively discussion of Karen Thompson Walker's debut novel, Age of Miracles. Take a moment to imagine what it would be like if the rotation of the earth began to slow. Your days and nights grew longer and longer, gravity changed, and the entire environment was thrown in disarray. This is exactly the things that the main characters of Karen's novel must come to terms with in this utterly altered world. Copies of this novel are now available for check-out at the library's circulation desk. Please let us know if you plan to attend so we will have enough food for everyone.