The Dover Public Library is starting a new book group for all interested readers. The group will meet the third Monday evening of each month, starting in September. If you are interested in participating, join us in the Trustees Room on Monday, September 16 at 6:30pm to discuss “The Age of Miracles” by Karen Thompson Walker. In this novel, Earth’s rotation has begun to slow, and days and nights are growing longer and longer. More ominously, people start getting sick and acting out. Crops begin to fail, the oceans rise and flood waterfront homes, and food and water are hoarded. There is talk about the end of the world. The story of this unfolding catastrophe is told from the perspective of 12-year-old Julia. Her voice and her struggles make this coming-of-age story into a hauntingly moving tale that blends the real and surreal, the ordinary and the extraordinary with stunning results. The library has 15 copies of the book ready for borrowing (including one large print edition) so get your copy soon! “The Age of Miracles” is also available on audio CD, or patrons may borrow it through the NH Downloadable Books Consortium as a audiobook or eBook download through the library’s website http://library.dover.nh.gov.
In October, the book group will be reading Maria Semple’s hilarious “Where’d You Go, Bernadette”, a Dover Library staff favorite. From that point on, the members of the book group then will suggest titles for future meetings and the group will make collaborative choices for reading in 2014. For more information, call Denise LaFrance at 603-516-6082.