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.

Please contact Sarah List at  slist@athenslibrary.org or 706-613-3650 to find out if the meeting will be virtual or in-person. 

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Talking About Books - Athens

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.   

Once Upon a River

May 2019

 Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield book cover

"On a dark midwinter's night in an ancient inn on the river Thames, a wounded stranger carries in the lifeless body of a small child. Hours later the girl stirs, and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Magic? As the days pass the child remains mute and unable to answer questions. Three families are keen to claim her: the wealthy mother of a kidnapped daughter missing for two years; a farming family sure it is their son's secret daughter; a parson's housekeeper, reminded of her younger sister. Each family has secrets, must be revealed before the girl's identity can be known." -- adapted from jacket

What is The What

April 2019book cover

What is The What by Dave Eggers 

"A biographical novel traces the story of Valentino Achak Deng, who as a boy was separated from his family when his village in southern Sudan was attacked, and became one of the estimated 17,000 "lost boys of Sudan" before relocating from a Kenyan refugee camp to Atlanta in 2001." - Publisher.

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