The BookTalkers discussion group meets at 6:00 pm in the Armstrong Conference Room
on the second floor of the library.
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
Monday, September 17
Born into a survivalist family, Tara Westover never set foot in a formal classroom until the age of 17. As she began to distance herself from her family’s beliefs, Tara found a world of knowledge and information waiting for her. A sometimes heart–wrenching read that is a testament to the power and tenacity of the human spirit, Kirkus Review calls this memoir “an astonishing account of deprivation, confusion, survival, and success”.
The Dry by Jane Harper
Monday, October 15
Twenty years ago when Aaron Falk was accused of murdering Ellie Deacon, his best friend Luke was his alibi. Now the Federal Agent has returned to his rural Australian hometown to attend the funeral of his friend, who is believed to have shot his wife and son and then killed himself. When Luke’s brokenhearted parents beg Falk to investigate, he can’t refuse. But as Falk begins digging into the case, he quickly discovers that a badge may not protect him from a town driven to the brink. This thriller by Jane Harper is a chilling story of love, loss, and violence where the parched landscape is a character in itself.
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
Monday, November 19
Arthur Less is a middling novelist about to turn fifty. When he learns that his former boyfriend is about to be married, he decides to escape the humiliation of attending the wedding by accepting a stack of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world and sets off on a series of adventures that go comically awry. Though this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Andrew Sean Greer focuses on gay men and their relationships, the book is a rumination on the universal themes of time and aging and love.