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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, May 20, 2013, the group will discuss Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene.
"First published in 1959, "Our Man in Havana" is an espionage thriller, a penetrating character study, and a political satire that still resonates today. Conceived as one of Graham Greene's 'entertainments', it tells of MI6's man in Havana, Wormold, a former vacuum-cleaner salesman turned reluctant secret agent out of economic necessity. To keep his job, he files bogus reports based on Lamb's "Tales from Shakespeare" and dreams up military installations from vacuum-cleaner designs. Then his stories start coming disturbingly true."
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, April 24, 2013, the group will discuss Weight of Silence
by Heather Gudenkauf.
"Masterfully written and beautifully told, Gudenkauf's debut is a stunning novel of family devotion, honesty, and regret that's sure to linger long after the last page is turned--a story of two families tied by the question of what had happened to their children. Original. It happens quietly one August morning. As dawn's shimmering light drenches the humid Iowa air, two families awaken to find their little girls have gone missing in the night.Seven-year-old Calli Clark is sweet, gentle, a dreamer who suffers from selective mutism brought on by tragedy that pulled her deep into silence as a toddler.Calli's mother, Antonia, tried to be the best mother she could within the confines of marriage to a mostly absent, often angry husband. Now, though she denies that her husband could be involved in the possible abductions, she fears her decision to stay in her marriage has cost her more than her daughter's voice.Petra Gregory is Calli's best friend, her soul mate and her voice. But neither Petra nor Calli has been heard from since their disappearance was discovered. Desperate to find his child, Martin Gregory is forced to confront a side of himself he did not know existed beneath his intellectual, professorial demeanor.Now these families are tied by the question of what happened to their children. And the answer is trapped in the silence of unspoken family secrets."
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.