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Book Club


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

2018 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.

Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

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

Forever by Pete Hamill

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Blindness by Jose Saramago

Short stories - TBA

Past Books:


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 


January – The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

February – Beloved by Toni Morrison

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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