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.

Brown Girl Dreaming

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 1:00 p.m.

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson: Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child's soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson's poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become. - Publisher

All Quiet on the Western Front

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 1:00 p.m.

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque: Depicts the experiences of a group of young German soldiers fighting and suffering during the last days of World War I. - Publisher

If you have questions, please call the library at 706-743-8817.

The Little Paris Bookshop

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 1:00 p.m.

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George: There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only a hundred. There are even remedies--I mean books--that were written for one person only ... A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy. Putting the right novels to the appropriate ailments: that's how I sell books." Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can't seem to heal through literature is himself; he's still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened. After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the south of France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story. Joined by a bestselling but blocked author and a lovelorn Italian chef, Perdu travels along the country's rivers, dispensing his wisdom and his books, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself. Internationally bestselling and filled with warmth and adventure, The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people's lives - Publisher

If you have questions, please call the library at 706-743-8817.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 11:30 a.m.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin: When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A. J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life. - Publisher

If you have questions, please call the library at 706-743-8817.

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