Open Book - Adult Book Discussion Group

At the Oglethorpe County Library

If you would like more information on how to join please call 706-743-8817.

Things Fall Apart

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 11:30 a.m.

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe: This novel was originally published in 1958 and quickly became a worldwide best seller. Currently more than two million copies of Achebe's novel have been sold in the U.S. and more than eight million copies in fifty different languages are in print throughout the world. It is the "simple" story of Nigerian tribal life before and after colonialism. Anyone interested in joining this discussion may check out a book with a valid PINES library card at the circulation desk. Registration is not required, but if you have questions or would like to sign up for reminder emails, please call the library at 706-743-8817.

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 11:30 a.m.

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie: This is a darkly comic short story collection by a Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian who has brilliantly woven memory, fantasy, and stark realism to paint a complex ironic portrait of life in and around the Spoke Indian Reservation. Alexie depicts the distances between Indians and whites, reservation Indians and urban Indians, men and women, and most poetically between modern Indians and the traditions of the past in these 22 interlinking tales.

The Passage

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 11:30 a.m.

The Passage by Justin Cronin: A security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment that only six-year-old orphan Amy Harper Bellafonte can stop.

Tending Roses

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Tuesday, March 25, 11:30 a.m.

The richly emotional and spiritual, Tending Roses, by Lisa Wingate, will be discussed at the March meeting of Open Book. This is the story of new mother, Kate Benson, who moves her family to Grandma Rose's farm in Missouri in hopes of persuading Grandma that it is time to give up the farm and move into a nursing home. But, instead of Rose learning what is best for her, Katie discovers her Grandmother's journal filled with stories that help Katie learn the importance of family, friendship, and faith. Copies of this book are now available for check out from the circulation desk with a valid Pines library card.

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