Booked for Lunch

Tuesday, Nov. 3, at Noon

This month's book is "The Mountains Sing" by Nguyen Phan Que Mai.

The multigenerational tale of the Trần family, set against the backdrop of the Việt Nam War. Trầãnn Diệu Lan, born in 1920, was forced to flee her family farm with her six children during the Land Reform as the Communist government rose in the North. Years later in Háa Nội, her young granddaughter comes of age as her parents and uncles head off down the Hồ Châi Minh Trail to fight in a conflict that will tear not just her beloved country but her family apart.

The Booked for Lunch discussion group is facilitated by Library Director Karen Demers. The book is available throught Hoopla. A print copy can be reserved


Evening Book Discussion

Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m.

This month's selection is "The Guest Book" by Sarah Blake.

The bereaved matriarch of an early 20th century American family makes a fateful decision that reverberates throughout two subsequent generations further impacted by racism, reversed circumstances, and disturbing revelations.

Request the book through the catalog or by calling the library at 413-596-6141.

The Evening Book Discussion meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. and is facilitated by Adult Services Librarian Mary Bell.


Classics Book Club

Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 6:30 p.m.

Our November book is "Rebecca" by Daphne Dame.

A classic novel of romantic suspense finds the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter entering the home of her mysterious and enigmatic new husband and learning the story of the house's first mistress, to whom the sinister housekeeper is unnaturally devoted.

Reserve the book here.

The club's discussions are facilitated by Jessica Magill. Please contact Jessica at 603-969-3207 or with any questions and for details on participating.