NIGHTS AT THE READING ROUND TABLE
PLAN FOR 2019-20

Hello, ALL. We would love to have more people join us to talk about books. Most of the time the members of the book group have read the book we offer for discussion during the month. But NOT always. Just come, enjoy the conversation, put in a few cents worth of talk on your own, and know that you’re among friends who love to talk about what they read.

Below are the dates and the content for each meeting. Most of the titles are available at Walter E. Olson Memorial Library or by ordering on interlibrary loan through the Olson Library. If you know, or learn, how to use the Merlin catalogue on the Olson website, you can take care of ordering the book yourself. (www.olsonlibrary.org)

Please note the time changes - October's meeting is on the fourth rather than the third Thursday as in the past and it's a half hour earlier.  Dates and times for the following months have yet to be set.  Please check back for updates to this page!

October 24 @ 6:30 pm:  Where the Crawdads Sing The story summary follows. There may be a long waiting list for the book at the library but there are many second hand copies on line for very little.

Where the Crawdads Sing is about Kya who is known in her town as the “Marsh Girl.” She grows up in a shack out in the marshes bordering a small village on the coast of North Carolina. Her mother and her four older siblings all leave to get away from their abusive father, leaving her behind to fend for herself. Eventually, her father disappears as well.

Where the Crawdads Sing is part bildungsroman (coming of age story from German for education and novel) and part crime drama, centered around Kya, a wild and unkempt girl. The book follows the ups and downs of her life. She lives a lonely life, but her story is a hopeful one as well. With a little help, she’s able to survive and even learn to read.

Despite her status as an outcast, her natural beauty catches the eye of two men in town. However, when the body of Chase Andrews, the local hotshot, is discovered in the marshes, she quickly becomes a prime suspect. The fragile life she has struggled and fought so hard to build is at risk. and part crime drama, centered around Kya, a wild and unkempt girl. The book follows the ups and downs of her life. She lives a lonely life, but her story is a hopeful one as well. With a little help, she’s able to survive and even learn to read.

November:  Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

December:  Movie - to be announced

January:  The Light in August by William Faulkner

February:  The Tall Woman by Wilma Dykeman (historical)

March:  Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin

April:  The Girl with Glass Feet by Ali Shaw (Scottish Fantasy)

May:  The Piano Shop on the Left Bank by Thad Carhart (non-Fiction)

Well, that’s the tale for this year, folks. Once again, we welcome you to come to a discussion. You will surprised at what you learn. We also encourage you to read the books.