Talking About Books

Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m.
At the Athens-Clarke County Library

The third Wednesday of the month, Talking About Books (TAB) Discussion Group, is made up of a diverse group of people, mostly retirees, who come together in the spirit of learning and friendship, to discuss literature, both fiction and non-fiction, classic and contemporary. Book choices are submitted throughout the year and voted on semi-annually by the group itself. Book choices are announced each month with time for purchase or PINES holds. Author biographies and discussion questions (when available) are provided. Anyone is welcomed to join us - all you need is a desire to read good literature and spend an hour in friendly conversation.

Empire of the Summer Moon

book coverSeptember 18  2019

Time: 10:30 am to noon

Place: MPR-C 

Empire of the Summer Moon by Gwynne describes the actions of both whites and Comanches during a 40-year war over territory, in a story that begins with the kidnapping of a white girl, who grew up to marry a Comanche chief and have a son, Quanah, who became a great warrior.  

Educated by Tara Westover

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:30 a.m.

This month’s title is Educated  by Tara Westover. Newcomers always welcome. In Multipurpose Room C.

Tree Grows in Brooklyn

July 17th 2019, 10:30 AM MPR-Cbook cover

Talking About Books is reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn in July. 
A poignant tale of childhood and the ties of family, "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" will transport the reader to the early 1900s where a little girl named Francie dreamily looks out her window at a tree struggling to reach the sky.

The Warmth of Other Suns

June 19th 2019, 10:30 AMwarmth of the sun bookcover

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

"In this epic masterwork, Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history-- the decades-long migration of Black citizens who fled the South for Northern and Western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America." -- Publisher.   

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