Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 11:30 a.m.
Cleopatra: a Life by Stacy Schiff: Oglethorpe County Library's Adult Book Discussion Group, Open Book, will be discussing Stacy Schiff's biographical account of the life of Cleopatra on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 11:30am. Cleopatra, born a goddess, and only 18 when she became Queen, has gone down in history for all the wrong reasons. Schiff takes the opportunity to present her research of the history and separate the facts from fiction in this account of the magnetic queen whose death ushered in a new world. Books are available for check out at the circulation desk and everyone is invited to attend the discussion. Registration is not required, but you can call 706-743-8817 to be added to the email list to receive important updates and reminders about the book club.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 11:30 a.m.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: Oglethorpe County Library’s Adult Book Discussion Group will be meeting to discuss the extraordinary New York Times #1 Bestseller, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. The year is 1939. The location is Nazi Germany. The narrator is Death. The protagonist is 11 year old orphan, Liesel, who begins stealing books before she even knows how to read. It is the “unforgettable story of the ability of books to feed your soul.”
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.
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.