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.
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The Library Book Group is taking a break for the holidays. We will not be meeting in December and January. However, if you are reading or have read some books you have especially enjoyed please email the group with the titles. We will reassess where we are with the pandemic after the holidays.
It has been difficult to get people to participate via Zoom so I am hoping we can get back to meeting comfortably in person (with a Zoom option for those off island).
I just recently enjoyed reading the political thriller State of Terror by Louise Penny and Hillary Clinton and am about to read The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles (who also wrote The Gentleman From Moscow, a Library Book Group favorite). Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Holiday Season. Louisa
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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