Though we’re well into January, and the second Tuesday of the month has come and gone, now is as good a time as any to give a major shout-out to the roster of new titles selected for our 2ndTuesday Book Discussion Groups.
For the science buffs out there, we’ll look at the inner body with Rebecca Skloot’s acclaimed The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – as well as outer space through the irreverent eye of Mary Roach and Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void.
We’ll look at Outliers (Malcolm Gladwell’s Outlier’s The Story of Success and Outcasts (Warren St. John’s Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, An American Town.)
We’ll explore generosity (Richard Powers’ Generosity: An Enhancement) and friendship (Gail Caldwell’s Let’s Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship.)
And we’ll deal with animals in Julia Stuart’s The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise and Peter Carey’s Parrot and Olivier in America (or at least the titles tell us we will.)
Intrigued? Want to know more? Just feel like asking a bunch of questions? Our final book of the year (morning group) is Padgett Powell’s inventive The Interrogative Mood: A Novel?
But if you want answers before then, just stop by the Readers Services desk and pick up a complete schedule of dates and titles (or contact us).