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Join a growing group of readers from the Wilsonville area to discuss a wide variety of books. These monthly discussions are informal in nature and are facilitated by group members.

Meetings will be held in the library on the second Thursday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.        

thirteenth tale - linccThursday, March 13, 2014 
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Gothic Fiction
Reclusive author Vida Winter, famous for her collection of twelve enchanting stories, has spent the past six decades penning a series of alternate lives for herself. Now old and ailing, she is ready to reveal the truth about her extraordinary existence and the violent and tragic past she has kept secret for so long. Calling on Margaret Lea, a young biographer troubled by her own painful history, Vida disinters the life she meant to bury for good. Margaret is mesmerized by the author's tale of gothic strangeness - featuring the beautiful and willful Isabelle, the feral twins Adline and Emmeline, a ghost, a governess, a topiary garden and a devastating fire. Together, Margaret and Vida confront the ghosts that have haunted them while becoming, finally, transformed by the truth themselves.

ask me - linccThursday, April 10, 2014 
Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems of William Stafford
Poetry - in conjunction with Oregon Reads 

In celebration of the poet’s centennial, Ask Me collects one hundred of William Stafford’s essential poems. As a conscientious objector during World War II, while assigned to Civilian Public Service camps Stafford began his daily writing practice, a lifelong early-morning ritual of witness. His poetry reveals the consequences of violence, the daily necessity of moral decisions, and the bounty of art. Selected and with a note by Kim Stafford, Ask Me presents the best from a profound and original American voice.

 

mama makes up her mind - linccThursday, May 8, 2014 
Mama Makes Up Her Mind: And Other Dangers of Southern Living by Bailey White
Memoir
In this national bestseller, Bailey White--whose accounts of Southern eccentricity have enchanted millions of listeners to National Public Radio--offers a humorous, touching, story-filled memoir of her home in south Georgia.

 

 

Come share your thoughts about these titles and bring suggestions of your favorite authors and titles for future meetings.

For more information about the book club, or to join the email list, contact the library at 503-682-2744 or by email at laughton@wilsonvillelibrary.org

Last updated: 2/20/2014 1:28:28 PM