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Homegoing

February 4, 2018


Yaa Gyasi
Led by Dory Lynch

"The unhealed ruptures of slavery, persistent as memory and rubbed raw in such an instant, course through ‘Homegoing,’ the hypnotic debut novel by Yaa Gyasi, a stirringly gifted young writer, that contemplates the consequences of human trafficking on both sides of the Atlantic." The New York Times


Everything I Never Told You

March 4, 2018


Celeste Ng
Led by Dory Lynch

”What emerges is a deep, heartfelt portrait of a family struggling with its place in history, and a young woman hoping to be the fulfillment of that struggle. This is, in the end, a novel about the burden of being the first of your kind — a burden you do not always survive.” The New York Times Book Review. This program is part of the NEA Big Read, National Endowment for the Arts.


April 8, 2018

Led by Dory Lynch

Enduring, romantic, and erotic love, or heartbreak, break-ups, and unrequited love.  To celebrate National Poetry Month we will look at poems from around the world about the many kinds of love.  Please bring a favorite or a newly discovered poem about one of these topics to read aloud.


The Dry

May 6, 2018


Jane Harper
Led by Dory Lynch

“There is about The Dry something mythic and valiant. This is a story about heroism, the sins of the past, and the struggle to atone. But let's not forget the redbacks, the huntsmen, the rabbit scourge and all that makes this a quintessential Australian story beautifully told.” Sue Turnbull