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.

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The Girl on the Train

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Wednesday, December 14, 10:30 a.m.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins: Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning, flashing past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stopping at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. Their life, as she sees it, is perfect ... until she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but now everything is changed. Rachel goes to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? - Publisher

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

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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

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