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Pair of book clubs emerge at library


Enjoy meeting new people and talking about good books through one of two book groups offered at the Canby Public Library.

The two book groups meet monthly and offer something for everyone.

For the history buffs, the history book group meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m.

The fiction book group, reading a variety of novellas and nonfiction books, meets the third Thursday of the month at 2 p.m.

Both groups meet at the library in front of the fireplace for an informal discussion, lasting about one hour. Selected book titles are available through the library system. The public is invited to join.

Below is the selection of books for the current reading season.

Fiction Book Group:

  • Sept. 19 – “The Cat’s Table” by Michael Ondaatje
  • Oct. 17 – “The Good Earth” by Pearl S. Buck
  • Nov. 21 – “Mrs. Kennedy and Me” by Clint Hill
  • Dec. 19 – “Whitethorn Woods” by Maeve Binchy
  • Jan. 16 – “Lonesome Dove” by Larry McMurtry
  • Feb. 20 – “Bridge of Scarlet Leaves” by Kristina McMorris
  • March 20 – “Blasphemy” by Sherman Alexie
  • April 17 – “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” by W. Kamkwamba
  • May 15 – “The Bridge of San Luis Rey” by Thornton Wilder
  • June 19 – “Back to Blood” by Tom Wolfe
  • History Book Group:
  • Sept. 25 – “A People’s History of the Supreme Court: The Men and Women Whose Cases and Decisions Have Shaped our Constitution” by Peter Irons
  • Oct. 23 – “Teams of Rivals” by Doris Kearns
  • Nov. 20 – “The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America” by Timothy Egan
  • December — no meeting
  • Jan. 22 – “Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman” by R. K. Massie
  • For more information, contact the library at 503.266.3394 or www.canbylibrary.org