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Friday November 17, 2017
Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, It Can't Happen Here is an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America. Written during the Great Depression, when the country was largely oblivious to Hitler's aggression, it juxtaposes sharp political satire with the chillingly realistic rise of a president who becomes a dictator to save the nation from welfare cheats, sex, crime, and a liberal press.  This is a shockingly prescient novel that remains as fresh and contemporary as today's news.

 

Contact: Andy Moore  508-358-2311   amoore@minlib.net
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Friday December 8, 2017
Noon Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Story of a Brief Marriage by Anuk Arudpragasam

In the last months of the Sri Lankan Civil War, Dinesh's world has contracted to an evacuee camp, where he measures his days by shells that fall like clockwork. Alienated from language, home, and family, he is brought back to life by an unexpected proposal from an old man in the camp: that he marry his daughter, Ganga. In the hours they spend together, Dinesh and Ganga attempt to awaken to one another, to reclaim their humanity. Anuk Arudpragasam's novel is a feat of stunning imaginative empathy, a meditation on the bare elements of human existence that give life its pulse and purpose, even in the face of atrocity.

 

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Friday January 12, 2018
Noontime Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Friday February 9, 2018
Noontime Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Friday March 9, 2018
Noontime Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Friday April 13, 2018
Noontime Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Friday May 11, 2018
Noontime Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Friday June 8, 2018
Noontime Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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