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Book Group: Intro

Welcome to the Geisel Library Book Group

The Geisel Library Book Group is an informal book club welcoming all students, faculty, staff, and monastic members of Saint Anselm College. We provide copies of the books we read through our print, ebook and audiobook (Overdrive/Libby) collections and from the NH State Library and other participating libraries for our attendees to borrow. Then we meet in the Library Reading Room or over Zoom to discuss the popular fiction and non-fiction titles. 

For more information, contact Melinda Malik, Head of Collection Development.

Summer Schedule

Summer reading books are available through Overdrive's Libby App as an ebook or audiobook. 

Thursday, June 20, 2024 | 9:30 a.m. | Zoom (email for link)

Zadie Smith makes 1860s London feel alive, and recognizable. Her new novel, “The Fraud,” is based on a celebrated 19th-century criminal trial, but it keeps one eye focused clearly on today’s political populism" (New York Times, 2023).

Thursday, July 25, 2024 | 9:30 a.m. | Zoom (email for link)

"Her novel became a best seller. The trouble: she didn’t write it. In “Yellowface,” R.F. Kuang satirizes the publishing industry with a tale of a struggling writer who passes off her recently deceased friend’s book as her own" (New York Times, 2023). Goodreads Choice Award Winner for Best Fiction in 2023. 

Thursday, August 29, 2024 | 9:30 a.m. | Library Classroom (upper level)

"James McBride’s latest is a murder mystery inside a great American novel. 'The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store' opens with the discovery of a skeleton in a well, and then flashes back to explore its connection to a town’s Black, Jewish and immigrant history" (New York Times, 2023). Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Best Historical Fiction.


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Melinda Malik
Geisel Library
Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive #1746
Manchester, NH 03102