Open Book - Adult Book Discussion Group

At the Oglethorpe County Library

The Open Book Club meets on the last Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November at 1:00pm.  If you would like more information on how to join please call 706-743-8817.

Pope Joan

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 11:30 a.m.

For 1,200 her existence has been denied. She is the legend that will not die – the woman who disguised herself as a man and sat for two years on the papal throne. She is Pope Joan.

On Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 11:30am, Open Book, Oglethorpe County Library’s Adult Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss Donna Woolfolk Cross’s international bestseller, Pope Joan.

Mudbound: a novel

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 11:30 a.m.

Mudbound: a novel by Hillary Jordan: Hillary Jordan’s prize winning debut will be the object of discussion at the May meeting of Oglethorpe County Library’s Open Book discussion group. Setting her novel in 1946 on a Mississippi Delta Farm, Jordan beautifully writes on a sad subject of prejudice and unjust, which takes many forms, both brutal and subtle.

Cleopatra: a Life

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 11:30 a.m.

Cleopatra: a Life by Stacy Schiff: Oglethorpe County Library's Adult Book Discussion Group, Open Book, will be discussing Stacy Schiff's biographical account of the life of Cleopatra on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 11:30am. Cleopatra, born a goddess, and only 18 when she became Queen, has gone down in history for all the wrong reasons. Schiff takes the opportunity to present her research of the history and separate the facts from fiction in this account of the magnetic queen whose death ushered in a new world. Books are available for check out at the circulation desk and everyone is invited to attend the discussion. Registration is not required, but you can call 706-743-8817 to be added to the email list to receive important updates and reminders about the book club.

The Book Thief

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 11:30 a.m.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: Oglethorpe County Library’s Adult Book Discussion Group will be meeting to discuss the extraordinary New York Times #1 Bestseller, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. The year is 1939. The location is Nazi Germany. The narrator is Death. The protagonist is 11 year old orphan, Liesel, who begins stealing books before she even knows how to read. It is the “unforgettable story of the ability of books to feed your soul.”

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