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The Classics Book Discussion Group meets the third Monday of the month, except during summer, at noon in the Bicentennial Room on the 3th floor of the library. You may bring your lunch. Coffee and tea will be provided. Please call the Readers' Services desk at 753-4900 extension 206 if you have any questions about the reading group.
On Monday, November 18, 2013, the group will discuss part 2 of War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy.
“War and Peace broadly focuses on Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the most well-known characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count who is fighting for his inheritance and yearning for spiritual fulfillment; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who leaves his family behind to fight in the war against Napoleon; and Natasha Rostov, the beautiful young daughter of a nobleman who intrigues both men.
As Napoleon’s army invades, Tolstoy brilliantly follows characters from diverse backgrounds—peasants and nobility, civilians and soldiers—as they struggle with the problems unique to their era, their history, and their culture. And as the novel progresses, these characters transcend their specificity, becoming some of the most moving—and human—figures in world literature.
Classics Book Group Newsletter (see all the upcoming titles with book covers, reviews, link to the catalog, and more)
The Contemporary Fiction Book Discussion Group meets at 6 p.m. in the main library's Carnegie Room South on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Please call the Readers' Services desk at 753-4900, ext. 206, if you have any questions about the reading group.
On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, the group will discuss When God Was A Rabbit, by Sarah Winman.
"From the author of "The House at Riverton" comes a story of outer and inner journeys. An homage to the power of storytelling, "The Forgotten Garden" is filled with unforgettable characters who weave their way through its intricate plot to astounding effect. From the internationally bestselling author of "The House at Riverton," an unforgettable new novel that transports the reader from the back alleys of poverty of pre-World War I London to the shores of colonial Australia where so many made a fresh start, and back to the windswept coast of Cornwall, England, past and present
A tiny girl is abandoned on a ship headed for Australia in 1913. She arrives completely alone with nothing but a small suitcase containing a few clothes and a single book -- a beautiful volume of fairy tales. She is taken in by the dockmaster and his wife and raised as their own. On her twenty-first birthday they tell her the truth, and with her sense of self shattered and with very little to go on, "Nell" sets out on a journey to England to try to trace her story, to find her real identity. Her quest leads her to Blackhurst Manor on the Cornish coast and the secrets of the doomed Mountrachet family. But it is not until her granddaughter, Cassandra, takes up the search after Nell's death that all the pieces of the puzzle are assembled. At Cliff Cottage, on the grounds of Blackhurst Manor, Cassandra discovers the forgotten garden of the book's title and is able to unlock the secrets of the beautiful book of fairy tales."
Contemporary Fiction Book Group Newsletter (see all the upcoming titles with book covers, reviews, link to the catalog, and more)
Digital materials to download (Lincoln Library cardholders only)
BookNews from Dearreader.com Free electronic newsletters about a wide variety of books. Most newsletters are emailed the 15th of each month, but customized newsletters such as New DVDs and Coming Soon are emailed whenever they are published.
EBSCOhost eBooks Collection of online books to read or browse (Formerly NetLibrary; note that these titles cannot be transferred to portable devices. But they can be accessed by portable devices with Internet connections, limited to Lincoln Library customers only).
NoveList Fiction reading recommendations for youngest readers to adults.