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Meetings

The Fall River Public Library Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month in the Main Library meeting room. Meetings are usually held from 5:30 - 7 p.m., but check our events calendar and Facebook page for any changes or cancellations.


Each month, we meet to discuss the current month's book. Members can also suggest books for the group to read or recommend books they have read recently. There is no membership fee, and book discussions are open to all.

Book Club

2019 Books for Discussion

Here is a list of titles chosen for discussion. All books are available through the SAILS library system, so if Fall River's copy is checked out, you can order it from another library and pick it up here. Allow a few extra days for delivery.

2019

January
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

February
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

March
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

April
TBD

May
TBD

June
TBD

July
TBD

August
TBD

September
TBD

October
TBD

November
TBD

December
TBD


Past Books:

2017:

March – Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleou

April – The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

May – The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer

June – 1984 by George Orwell

July – A Drink Before the War by Dennis Lehane

August – Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

September – Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov  (for Banned Book Month)

October – A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

November – A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France (The Resistance Trilogy) by Caroline Moorehead

December – Short Stories. All are available online:

Year's End by Jhumpa Lahiri
Christmas is a Sad Season for the Poor by John Cheever
The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Burglar's Christmas by Willa Cather
Bernice Bobs Her Hair by F. Scott Fitzgerald 

2018:

January – The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

February – Beloved by Toni Morrison

March – Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart

April – I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

May – Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

June – Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

July – The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

August – Ruthless River by Holly Fitzgerald (with special guest, Holly Fitzgerald!)

September – Forever by Pete Hamill

October – The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

November – Blindness by Jose Saramago

December - No meeting

For information about the book group, or to be added to their e-mail list, send an email to kkulpa (at) sailsinc.org.


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