FI Library Book Group: Upcoming Book Selections

The books that the Fishers Island Library Book Group has chosen to read and the dates they are to be discussed for the next few months.

Wednesday, September 8: A Woman of No Importance, a novel by Sonia Parnell

A Woman of No Importance is the story of Virginia Hall, an American spy who changed the course of World War II, whose story has never been told before. It reads like a thriller: ‘a suspenseful, heartbreaking and ultimately triumphant tale of heroism and sacrifice’. (BookPage) and has been very well reviewed.

Weather permitting, the Library Book Group will be meeting in the Madden Garden behind the Library, this Wednesday, September 8, at 5:30 pm to discuss A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell.  Note that we are meeting earlier than usual so we can hopefully miss the mosquitos.

We generally meet at 7:00 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Join the discussion as a longtime, new, or one-time member, and please reach out to us at for log in instructions.

Everyone is welcome.
Contact Louisa Evans with Book Club suggestions
and Librarian Ann Banks with questions

Hope to see you on Zoom on the second Wednesday of each month (except in July) at 7:00 pm – to discuss the books! 2021 dates include September 8, October 13, November 10, and December 8.

Lighthouse Works is having some of its alumni authors back via Zoom to discuss their books so if times can be coordinated we may switch in their books as the last collaboration with Lighthouse Works was very much enjoyed by all the Library Book Group members who attended.

Other books that have been suggested include: The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah, Winter in Paradise (and sequels) by Elin Hildebrand, Magic Hour by Kristen Hannah, Moby Dick by Herman Melville, All the Single Ladies by Dorothea Benton Frank, Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson, The Nineteenth Wife by David Ebershoff, Middlemarch by George Eliot and The Gun Monkey by Victor Gischler. And, other possibilities suggested were Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah, Celine by Peter Heller, The Secret Life of Lobsters by Trevor Corson, Last Day by Luanne Rice, and The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson. Another suggestion was either of Isabel Wilkerson’s books, The Warmth of Other Suns or Caste.

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It allows one (one may need a NYS address) to become a member of the New York Library system and borrow digital and audiobooks for free.

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