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Current Owl Book Group Selection

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Friday, January 25th @ 10:30am

February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln’s beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returned to the crypt several times alone to hold his boy’s body. Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory, where ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance. Within this transitional state, called, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardo, a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie’s soul.

Book Club Kits

Our kits make hosting your own book club easier than ever. Each kit includes 8-10 copies of a book, background information about the author, sample discussion questions and more!  Kits are available for loan throughout the county, and have a six week checkout period.

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Owl Book Group Schedule 2018-2019

Our library book club typically meets on the last Friday of each month at 10:30 am. Newcomers welcome!

July 27, 2018 – The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra

August 31, 2018 – Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Hochschild

September 28, 2018 – Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

October 26, 2018 – The Past by Tessa Hadley

November 23, 2018 – Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

December 15, 2018 – Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

January 25, 2019 – Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

February 22, 2019 – The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

March 29, 2019 – A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

April 26, 2019 – The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

May 31, 2019 – Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

June 28, 2019 – Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Past Owl Book Group Selections