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Adult Book Group for February 17, 2015

images.duckduckgo.comThe Adult Book Discussion Group selection for February 17th, 2015,  is The House Girl by Tara Conklin.  The group meets the third Tuesday of every month from 2 – 3 P.M. and from 7 – 8 P.M. Newcomers are always welcome. Call us or drop in to reserve your copy! Downloadable copies may also available for checkout on our Kindle devices.

Weaving together the story of an escaped slave in the pre-Civil War South and a determined junior lawyer, The House Girl follows Lina Sparrow as she looks for an appropriate lead plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking compensation for families of slaves. In her research, she learns about Lu Anne Bell, a renowned prewar artist whose famous works might have actually been painted by her slave, Josephine.

 

 

Military Book group selection for February 5th

2015Jan-Remain of Company DThe Rye Public Library Military Book Group has chosen The Remains of Company D, by James Carl Nelson as the title for their February 5th discussion at 6:30 PM. The Military Book Group meets on the first Thursday of the month.

Haunted by an ancestor’s tale of near death on a distant battlefield, James Carl Nelson set out in pursuit of the scraps of memory of his grandfather’s small infantry unit. Years of travel across the world led to the retrieval of unpublished personal papers, obscure memoirs, and communications from numerous Doughboys as well as original interviews of the descendants of his grandfather’s comrades in arms. The result is a compelling tale of battle rooted in new primary sources, and one man’s search for his grandfather’s legacy in a horrifying maelstrom that is today poorly understood and nearly forgotten.

The Remains of Company D follows the members of Company D, 28th Infantry Regiment, United States First Division, from enlistment to combat to the effort to recover their remains, focusing on the three major battles at Cantigny, Soissons, and in the Meuse-Argonne and the effect these horrific battles had on the men.

 

Military Book group selection for January 8, 2014

51EGJqk-tcL._AA160_The Rye Public Library Military Book Group has chosen Savage Continent, by Keith Lowe as the title for their January 8th discussion at 6:30 PM. The Military Book Group meets on the first Thursday of the month.

The Second World War might have officially ended in May 1945, but in reality it rumbled on for another ten years…

 

Military Book group selection for December 4, 2014

hopkins touchThe Rye Public Library Military Book Group has chosen The Hopkins Touch, by David Roll as the title for their December 4th discussion at 6:30 PM. The Military Book Group meets on the first Thursday of the month.

 

 

Adult Book Group for December 16, 2014

the reason i jumpThe Adult Book Discussion Group selection for December 16th, 2014,  is The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida.  The group meets the third Tuesday of every month from 2 – 3 P.M. and from 7 – 8 P.M. Newcomers are always welcome. Call us or drop in to reserve your copy! Downloadable copies may also available for checkout on our Kindle devices.

This book is about the inner voice of a thirteen-year-old boy with autism.

 

 

Adult Book Group for November 18, 2014

We are allThe Adult Book Discussion Group selection for November 18th, 2014,  is We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler.  The group meets the third Tuesday of every month from 2 – 3 P.M. and from 7 – 8 P.M. Newcomers are always welcome. Call us or drop in to reserve your copy! Downloadable copies may also available for checkout on our Kindle devices.

Meet the Cooke family: Mother and Dad, brother Lowell, sister Fern, and our narrator, Rosemary, who begins her story in the middle. She has her reasons. “I spent the first eighteen years of my life defined by this one fact: that I was raised with a chimpanzee,” she tells us. “It’s never going to be the first thing I share with someone. I tell you Fern was a chimp and already you aren’t thinking of her as my sister. But until Fern’s expulsion, I’d scarcely known a moment alone. She was my twin, my funhouse mirror, my whirlwind other half, and I loved her as a sister.”

Rosemary was not yet six when Fern was removed. Over the years, she’s managed to block a lot of memories. She’s smart, vulnerable, innocent, and culpable. With some guile, she guides us through the darkness, penetrating secrets and unearthing memories, leading us deeper into the mystery she has dangled before us from the start. Stripping off the protective masks that have hidden truths too painful to acknowledge, in the end, “Rosemary” truly is for remembrance.

Military Book group selection for November 6, 2014

download (4)The Rye Public Library Military Book Group has chosen Blackett’s War, by Stephen Budiansky as the title for their November 6th discussion at 6:30 PM. The Military Book Group meets on the first Thursday of the month.

In March 1941, after a year of devastating U-boat attacks, the British War Cabinet turned to an intensely private, bohemian physicist named Patrick Blackett to turn the tide of the naval campaign. Though he is little remembered today, Blackett did as much as anyone to defeat Nazi Germany, by revolutionizing the Allied anti-submarine effort through the disciplined, systematic implementation of simple mathematics and probability theory. This is the story of how British and American civilian intellectuals helped change the nature of twentieth-century warfare, by convincing disbelieving military brass to trust the new field of operational research.

 

Adult Book Group for October 21, 2014

untitledThe Adult Book Discussion Group selection for October 21th, 2014,  is After Visiting Friends: A Son’s Story by Michael Hainey.  The group meets the third Tuesday of every month from 2 – 3 P.M. and from 7 – 8 P.M. Newcomers are always welcome. Call us or drop in to reserve your copy! Downloadable copies may also available for checkout on our Kindle devices.

A decade in the writing, the haunting story of a son’s quest to understand the mystery of his father’s death—a universal memoir about the secrets families keep and the role they play in making us who we are.

Military Book group selection for October 2, 2014

untitledThe Rye Public Library Military Book Group has chosen Band of Sisters: American Women at War in Iraq, by Richard Rubin as the title for their October 2nd discussion at 6:30 PM. The Military Book Group meets on the first Thursday of the month.

Band of Sisters presents twelve amazing and often heart-wrenching stories of American women on the frontlines including America’s first female pilot to be shot down and survive, the U.S. military’s first black female combat pilot, a 21-year-old turret gunner defending a convoy, two military policewomen in a firefight, a nurse struggling to save lives, including her own, and more.

Adult Book Group for September 16, 2014

51pJgNIs4qL__AA160_The Adult Book Discussion Group selection for September 16th, 2014,  is Appointment in Samarra by John O’Hara.  The group meets the third Tuesday of every month from 2 – 3 P.M. and from 7 – 8 P.M. Newcomers are always welcome. Call us or drop in to reserve your copy! Downloadable copies may also available for checkout on our Kindle devices.

One of the great novels of small-town American life, Appointment in Samarra is John O’Hara’s crowning achievement. In December 1930, just before Christmas, the Gibbsville, Pennsylvania, social circuit is electrified with parties and dances. At the center of the social elite stand Julian and Caroline English. But in one rash moment born inside a highball glass, Julian breaks with polite society and begins a rapid descent toward self-destruction.