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.

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.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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September 25, 2012

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer: Shaffer's debut novel, written with her niece Barrow, is an original account of one writer's relationship with a member of a unique book club formed as an alibi to protect its members from arrest at the hands of the Nazis during WWII. With a small cast of gifted narrators including Paul Boehmer, Susan Duerdan, John Lee, Rosalyn Landor and the enjoyable Juliet Mills, this production is first-class from top to bottom. The narrators' British dialects, each quite regional and equally as different as they are ear-pleasing, serve the story well and allow Shaffer's words to leap from the page into the hearts and minds of her listeners. The final result is an almost theatrical experience with a plethora of enthusiastic performances. - Publisher's Weekly