Booked for Lunch

Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Noon

This month's book is "Love and Ruin" by Paula McLain.

In 1937, 28-year-old Martha Gellhorn travels alone to Madrid to report on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War and becomes drawn to the stories of ordinary people caught in the devastating conflict. It's the adventure she's been looking for and her chance to prove herself a worthy journalist in a field dominated by men. But she also finds herself unexpectedly - and uncontrollably - falling in love with Hemingway, a man on his way to becoming a legend. In the shadow of the impending Second World War, and set against the turbulent backdrops of Madrid and Cuba, Martha and Ernest's relationship and their professional careers ignite. But when Ernest publishes the biggest literary success of his career, For Whom the Bell Tolls, they are no longer equals, and Martha must make a choice: surrender to the confining demands of being a famous man's wife or risk losing Ernest by forging a path as her own woman and writer.

The Booked for Lunch discussion group is facilitated by Library Director Karen Demers. New members are always welcome.

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Evening Book Discussion

Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m

This month's selection is "The Silent Patient" by Alex Michaelides.

Criminal psychotherapist Theo Faber becomes dangerously obsessed with uncovering the truth about what prompted his client to violently murder her husband in a way that triggers mass public speculation.

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

Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m.

This month we will read selected poems from T. S. Eliot as contained in "The Complete Poems and Plays, 1909-1950."

Eliot - poet, dramatist, critic and editor - was one of the defining figures of 20th Century poetry. Copies of the book are available at the front desk.

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


Cookbook Club

Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m.

We're reading and cooking from "Zaitoun: Recipes from the Palestinian Kitchen by Yasmin Khan

Copies of the book will be available at the Front Desk.  Pick a recipe and let us know what you are bringing by Saturday, Jan. 25, so we do not duplicate recipes. Signup is required.

The Cookbook Club meets every other month on the last Tuesday of the month. Newcomers are always welcome.