Calendar

Oct
27
Tue
Teen Fiction Book Group
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Teens are invited to an informal discussion of One of Us is Lying by Kelly McManus

This book group will meet on the Wayland Library Discord server. You can request a print copy through the library.

For teens in 8th-12th grade. Please register here for the Discord info.

Questions? Contact Carly at cmoniz@minlib.net

Nov
13
Fri
Noon Book Group
Nov 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Enduring Love by Ian McEwan. On a windy spring day in the Chilterns, the calm, organized life of science writer Joe Rose is shattered when he witnesses a tragic accident: a hot-air balloon with a boy trapped in its basket is being tossed by the wind, and in the attempt to save the child, a man is killed. A stranger named Jed Parry joins Rose in helping to bring the balloon to safety. But unknown to Rose, something passes between Parry and himself on that day–something that gives birth to an obsession in Parry so powerful that it will test the limits of Rose’s beloved rationalism, threaten the love of his wife, Clarissa, and drive him to the brink of murder and madness. Brilliant and compassionate, this is a novel of love, faith, and suspense, and of how life can change in an instant.

Location: Zoom

Dec
11
Fri
Noon Book Group
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokaczuk; translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones

In a remote Polish village, Janina devotes the dark winter days to studying astrology, translating the poetry of William Blake, and taking care of the summer homes of wealthy Warsaw residents. Her reputation as a crank and a recluse is amplified by her not-so-secret preference for the company of animals over humans. Then a neighbor, Big Foot, turns up dead. Soon other bodies are discovered, in increasingly strange circumstances. As suspicions mount, Janina inserts herself into the investigation, certain that she knows whodunit. If only anyone would pay her mind . . . A deeply satisfying thriller cum fairy tale, Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead is a provocative exploration of the murky borderland between sanity and madness, justice and tradition, autonomy and fate. Whom do we deem sane? it asks. Who is worthy of a voice?

Jan
8
Fri
Noon Book Group
Jan 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

Wide Sargasso Sea, a masterpiece of modern fiction, was Jean Rhys’s return to the literary center stage. She had a startling early career and was known for her extraordinary prose and haunting women characters. With Wide Sargasso Sea, her last and best-selling novel, she ingeniously brings into light one of fiction’s most fascinating characters: the madwoman in the attic from Charlotte Bront ‘s Jane Eyre. This mesmerizing work introduces us to Antoinette Cosway, a sensual and protected young woman who is sold into marriage to the prideful Mr. Rochester. Rhys portrays Cosway amidst a society so driven by hatred, so skewed in its sexual relations, that it can literally drive a woman out of her mind.