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Book Groups


Lincoln Library Book Groups

Classics Book Group

The Classics Book Discussion Group meets the third Monday of the month, except during summer, at noon in the Bicentennial Room on the 3th floor of the library. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch. Coffee and tea will be provided. Please call the Readers' Services desk at 753-4900 extension 206 if you have any questions about the reading group.

On Monday, October 20, 2014, the group will meet to discuss A Study in Scarlet, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Jacket Notes:
" Doctor Watson, Mr Sherlock Holmes' - The most famous introduction in the history of crime fiction takes place in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet, bringing together Sherlock Holmes, the master of science detection, and John H. Watson, the great detective's faithful chronicler. This novel not only establishes the magic of the Holmes myth but also provides the reader with a dramatic adventure yarn which ranges from the foggy, gas-lit streets of London to the burning plains of Utah. The Sign of the Four, the second Holmes novel, presents the detective with one of his greatest challenges. The theft of the Agna treasure in India forms a catalyst for treachery, deceit and murder."

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Contemporary Fiction Book Group

The Contemporary Fiction Book Discussion Group meets at 6 p.m. in the DeFrates Reading Room (2nd floor) on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Please call the Readers' Services desk at 753-4900, ext. 206, if you have any questions about the reading group.

On Wednesday, September 24, 2014, the group will meet to discuss Anatomy of a Disappearance, by Hisham Matar.

Jacket Notes:
" Nuri is a young boy when his mother dies. It seems that nothing will fill the emptiness that her strange death leaves behind in the Cairo apartment he shares with his father. Until they meet Mona, sitting in her yellow swimsuit by the pool of the Magda Marina hotel. As soon as Nuri sees her, the rest of the world vanishes. But it is Nuri's father with whom Mona falls in love and whom she eventually marries. And their happiness consumes Nuri to the point where he wishes his father would disappear.

Nuri will, however, soon regret what he wished for. His father, long a dissident in exile from his homeland, is taken under mysterious circumstances. And, as the world that Nuri and his stepmother share is shattered by events beyond their control, they begin to realize how little they knew about the man they both loved.

Anatomy of a Disappearance" is written with all the emotional precision and intimacy that have won Hisham Matar tremendous international recognition. In a voice that is delicately wrought and beautifully tender, he asks: When a loved one disappears, how does their absence shape the lives of those who are left?"

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Reader's Electronic Resources


Downloadable Materials
Collection of Lincoln Library Eletronic Resources that allow users to download eBooks, eAudiobooks, Videos and Music to their computer or electronic device.
Fiction Favorites Fan Club
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New Resources
Updated monthly these lists keep you up to date on what new resources are at the library.
NoveList
Fiction reading recommendations for young readers to adults.

 

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