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.

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 11:30 a.m.

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver: Oglethorpe County Library's Adult Book Discussion Group will be discussing Barbara Kingsolver's factorial recount of her family's trials and tribulations of putting a stop to the "industrial food pipe-line" and instead learning to grow what they eat on their southern Appalachian farm. For one year, her family will only purchase the goods locally that they cannot grow themselves. During this year-long attempt they will also learn how to live without those items that they could not grow or find locally. This book is the recorded events of their struggles and accomplishments all the while proving to the reader why it is always better to know where the food that sits before you on a plate has come from before placing it into your body. This enthralling narrative will definitely have a great round of discussion. Pick up a copy of the book at the circulation desk with a valid Pines library card and join us the last Tuesday of June to tell us what you think.

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


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.

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