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This Month's Book Selection

We will be meeting Thursday, April 24th at noon-- contact the Book Group Liaison if you would like to reserve a copy of the book.

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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Díaz
Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fukœ-the curse that has haunted the Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim. D’az immerses us in the tumultuous life of Oscar and the history of the family at large, rendering with genuine warmth and dazzling energy, humor, and insight the Dominican-American experience, and, ultimately, the endless human capacity to persevere in the face of heartbreak and loss.--From publisher's description.


Welcome to our Book Discussion Group!

Are you a Saint Anselm College student, alum, faculty or staff member? Do you have a favorite fiction or non-fiction book you would like to share? Are you looking for a new favorite, or to expand your horizons? Perhaps you’re looking for suggestions, or a good discussion. Geisel Library is offering a venue--and you are invited!

We meet monthly but there is no obligation to attend all the meetings. We gather books from the NH State Library and other participating libraries, so our members never have to purchase a book!   For more information, contact the Book Group Liaison.


Meeting Calendar

Spring 2014

April 24th, Thursday at noon The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Gwen Verkuilen-Chevalier and Mimi Guessferd, facilitors)

March 21st, Friday at noon Buddha in the Attic (Gwen Verkuilen-Chevalier and Mimi Guessferd, facilitors)

February 21st, Friday at noon State of Wonder (Gwen Verkuilen-Chevalier and Mimi Guessferd, facilitors)

January 24th, Friday at noon Year of Wonders (Gwen Verkuilen-Chevalier and Mimi Guessferd, facilitors)

Spring 2013

May 3rd, Friday at noon Before I Go To Sleep (Gwen Verkuilen-Chevalier and Mimi Guessferd, facilitors)

April 3rd, Wednesday at noon Turn of Mind (Gwen Verkuilen-Chevalier and Mimi Guessferd, facilitors)

February 22, Friday at noon Little Bee (Gwen Verkuilen-Chevalier and Mimi Guessferd, facilitors)

Fall 2012

September 28, Friday at noon Memory Keeper's Daughter  (Mimi Guessferd and Claudia Bissett, facilitors)

October 26, Friday at noon 22 Britannia Road: A Novel (Mimi Guessferd and Claudia Bissett, facilitors)

Spring 2012

January 24, Tuesday at 4:30 Mountains Beyond Mountains (Gwen Verkuilen,facilitor)

February 24, Friday at noon The Double Bind (Betsy Holmes, facilitator)

March 27, Tuesday at 4:30 In the Heart of the Sea:  The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex (Betsy Holmes, facilitator)

April 27, Friday at noon Chinese Bell Murders (Gwen Verkuilen,facilitor)


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