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.

1,000 White Women

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 11:30 a.m.

Oglethorpe County Library's adult book discussion group will meet on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 11:30am to discuss 1,000 White Women by Jim Fergus. This is a fictional recount of the U.S. government agreeing to send 1,000 white women from the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians. This is better known throughout history as the controversial "Brides for Indians" program launched under the administration of Ulysses S. Grant. It was intended to help assimilate the Indians into the "white man's world." This novel is told through a series of journal entries from Mary Dodd who records the adventure of a lifetime.

Sarah's Key

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March 26, 2013

Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay: Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten-year-old girl, is taken with her parents by the French police as they go door to door arresting Jewish families in the middle of the night. Desperate to protect her younger brother, Sarah locks him in a bedroom cupboard-their secret hiding place-and promises to come back for him as soon as they are released.

Sixty Years Later: Sarah's story intertwines with that of Julia Jarmond, an American journalist investigating the roundup. In her research, Julia stumbles onto a trail of secrets that link her to Sarah, and to questions about her own future.

In Sarah's Key, Tatiana de Rosnay offers up a mesmerizing story in which a tragic past unfolds, the present is torn apart, and the future is irrevocably altered. - Publisher

The Life of Pi

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January 29, 2013

Open Book, Oglethorpe County Library's Adult Book Discussion Group, will be meeting on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 11:30am to discuss Yann Martel's New York Times Best Selling Novel, "The Life of Pi". This extraordinary work of fiction will take the reader on a journey with 16 year old Pi as he finds himself the sole human survivor of a shipwreck in the Pacific ocean. Along for this unforgettable ride are a hyena, a wounded zebra, an orangutan, and a 450 pound Bengal tiger that were upon the cargo ship that sank.

Crabbing Days of an Islander

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November 27, 2012

Crabbing Days of an Islander by Betty S. Cory: Oglethorpe County Library's Adult Book Discussion Group, Open Book, will be discussing "Crabbing Days of an Islander" by Betty S. Cory on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 11:30am - 12:30pm. Mrs. Cory is a local resident of Oglethorpe County and she will be joining us for a author visit and hands on discussion of her book. Several copies of the book are now available for check-out from the circulation desk at the library. For more information about Betty Cory and her book about St. Simons Island, Georgia, please visit her website, www.bettycory.com. For more information about this event, please call the library at 706-743-8817.