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.

Edgar Allan Poe

Photo of Edgar Allen Poe from 1849.  Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

Talking About Books is holding a special book discussion for Poe-tober, part of The Big Read partnership with UGA. Read any of Poe's books in preparation for our discussion. We'll get a chance to view some rare Edgar Allan Poe books on loan from the UGA Hargrett Library. A light brunch will be available. The first 20 registrants will receive a special Poe book. Register by October 15, 2016.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Book cover

Wednesday, September 21, 10:30 a.m.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin: A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over--and see everything anew. - Publisher

The Inheritance of Loss

Book cover

Wednesday, July 13, 10:30 a.m.

The Inheritance of Loss by Desai Kiran: An embittered judge who wants only to retire in peace lives in a crumbling, isolated house at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas, when his orphaned granddaughter, Sai, arrives on his doorstep. The judge's cook watches over Sai distractedly, for his thoughts are often on his son, Biju, who is hopscotching from one gritty New York restaurant to another. - Publisher

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