Intergenerational Book Club

2014 Selections

Please join us every month on the third Tuesday or whenever a title, a writer, or a genre interests you. The book club is open to all: male or female; young or young-at-heart; local resident, mid-coast neighbor, or visitor from anywhere. Meetings are held at the library at 2:30 PM. Readers are responsible for buying or borrowing their own books.

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  • Previous IGBC & Bookwomen Unite! Books
  • October's Selection:
    A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, the 21st at 2:30 PM

    A Constellation of Vital Phenonmena, by Anthony Marra, is a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and Washington Post Top Ten Book of the Year. The story takes place in wartime Chechnya, where love provides the means to overcome the surrounding destitution.

    The main character, Havaa, is an eight-year-old girl separated from her family and burned out of her home. A neighbor, Akhmed, takes her to an abandoned hospital in which the only remaining doctor, Sonja Rabina, reluctantly takes the two under her wing. Sonja is exhausted by the influx of patients she already has to care for, but during the first five days of Akhmed and Havaa’s stay, things begin to change in extraordinary ways that bond the three together.

    Mystery Book Club

    Selections through October 2015

    The Mystery Book Club meets at 7:00 p.m at varying locations. At each meeting we will discuss one of the following authors, not one specific book, so please select one or more titles by that month's author to read prior to the meeting. For more information or for any meeting's location, please contact Nancy Carter at 354-0410 or nmcarter34@gmail.com.

    • October 22: Alexander Campion - Alexander Campion
      Set in Paris, featuring Commissaire Capucine Le Tellier
    • November 19: Craig Johnson - Craig Johnson
      Wyoming setting, featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire
    • December 17: Kate Atkinson - Kate Atkinson
      Scotland setting, featuring private investigator Jackson Brodie
    • January 28: Jo Nesbo - Jo Nesbo
      Set in international settings, featuring Oslo Crime Squad Inspector Harry Hole
    • February 25: Benjamin Black - Benjamin Black
      Set in 1950s Dublin, featuring pathologist Quirke Griffin
    • March 25: Paul Doiron - Paul Doiron
      Maine setting, featuring game warden Mike Bowditch
    • April 22: Steve Hamilton - Steve Hamilton
      Set in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (U.P.), featuring former cop Alex McKnight
    • May 27: Ann Cleeves - Ann Cleeves
      1) Set in London, featuring DI Vera Stanhope; 2) set in Northumberland, featuring Inspector Stephen Ramsey, and 3) set on the Shetland Islands, featuring DI Jimmy Perez
    • June 24: Priscilla Royal - Priscilla Royal
      Set in medieval Britain, featuring Prioress Eleanor of Tyndal
    • July 22: James W. Hall - James W. Hall
      Set in the Florida Keys, featuring troubled renegade Thorn
    • August 26: Michael Nethercott - Michael Nethercott
      Set in 1950s-era Greenwich Village and Connecticut, featuring Mr. O’Nelligan and Lee Plunkett
    • September 23: Hazel Holt - Hazel Holt
      Set in Devon, England, featuring literary critic Sheila Malory
    • October 28: Loren Nestleman - Loren Nestleman
      Set in the Detroit area, featuring private detective Amos Walker