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Intriguing reads beyond the best sellers.
Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
The evocative story of how a young Shakespeare’s marriage to a talented herbalist before the devastating death of their 11-year-old son shapes the production of his greatest play.
Thursday, October 14, 10 AM • SIGN UP
Real-life reads that are engaging, informative, and important.
Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale by Adam Mintner
Journalist Minter takes readers on an unexpected adventure into the often-hidden, multibillion-dollar industry of reuse.
Monday, October 18, 7 PM • SIGN UP
Books by authors of marginalized or under-represented groups who write about their own experiences and perspectives.
How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa
In this stunning debut, the author captures the day-to-day lives of immigrants and refugees in a nameless city, illuminating the hopes, disappointments, love affairs, and above all, the pursuit of a place to belong.
Wednesday, October 20, 7 PM • SIGN UP
A book discussion for 20- and 30-somethings.
There There by Tommy Orange
This shattering novel follows twelve characters from Native American communities, all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize.
Thursday, October 21, 6:30 PM • SIGN UP on Meetup
Captivating fiction you might have missed.
All the Children Are Home by Patry Francis
When a small-town Massachusetts family take in a young indigenous girl with a tragic past, they discover that her presence has strengthened their bonds.
Tuesday, October 26, 7 PM • SIGN UP
You can't go wrong with these thoughtful selections, past picks for library-hosted book discussions. Click on each title to see all available formats, often including e-books and audiobooks.