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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 Nagle 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

2020 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.


The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Kindred by Octavia Butler

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Blackhouse by Peter May

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

A horror title - TBD

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides +

Short stories - TBD

Past Books:


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 - 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret by Craig Brown

May - If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

June - Leading Men by Christopher Castellani

July - Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel

August - The Wife by Alafair Burke

September - Educated by Tara Westover

October - American Gods by Neil Gaiman

November - Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs

December - Short stories


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


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

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

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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