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September 28, 2023 at Noon. Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy. Feel free to bring your lunch.  Refreshments served.

"Inti Flynn arrives in Scotland with her twin sister, Aggie, to lead a team of biologists tasked with reintroducing fourteen gray wolves into the  remote Highlands. She hopes to heal not only the dying landscape, but Aggie, too, unmade by the terrible secrets that drove the sisters out of   Alaska.

"Inti is not the woman she once was, either, changed by the harm she’s witnessed—inflicted by humans on both the wild and each other. Yet as the wolves surprise everyone by thriving, Inti begins to let her guard down, even opening herself up to the possibility of love. But when a farmer is found dead, Inti knows where the town will lay blame. Unable to accept her wolves could be responsible, Inti makes a reckless decision to protect them. But if the wolves didn’t make the kill, then who did? And what will Inti do when the man she is falling for seems to be the prime suspect?"

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Brown Bag Book Group MPL 18 members
Lunch time Book Group of the Meredith Public Library. You must ask to join the group before you can post on the discussion boards.

Books we've read

One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd
Ten Days in a Mad-House
A Christmas Journey
Velva Jean Learns to Drive
Wuthering Heights
A Study in Scarlet
The Housekeeper and the Professor
The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt
The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar
In the Woods
House of Sand and Fog
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Old School
My Life in France
The Interpretation of Murder
alias Grace.
Shutter Island
The Pale Blue Eye
To Kill a Mockingbird

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Cover ImageClassics Book Group 

October 5th, 2023 at 1 PM: The Classic Literature Book Group will be reading The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Copies will be available at the circulation desk. This event is open to the public.

The Great Gatsby is considered F. Scott Fitzgerald’s magnum opus, exploring themes of decadence, idealism, social stigmas, patriarchal norms, and the deleterious effects of unencumbered wealth in capitalistic society, set against the backdrop of the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties. At its heart, it’s a cautionary tale, a revealing look into the darker side to the American Dream.

CONTACT: Samantha


Cover ImageMystery Book Group

 October 12th at 10:30 AM: The mystery book club will be reading Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner.  Copies will be available at the circulation desk. Open to the public. 

"Frankie Elkin is an average middle-aged woman, a recovering alcoholic with more regrets than belongings. But she spends her life doing what no one else will--searching for missing people the world has stopped looking for. When the police have given up, when the public no longer remembers, when the media has never paid attention, Frankie starts looking."

CONTACT: Samantha


 Cover ImageScience Fiction & Fantasy Book Group

The Fantasy/Sci-fi Book Group will be reading World Running Down and author Al Hess will be joining us via Discord.  Part of the Sci-Fi Fantasy   Meet the Author Series.  Signed copies of the book are available at no charge for the first 15 participants. Copies can be picked up at the previous month's book group first, then will be available at the front desk. 

 Valentine Weis is a salvager in the future wastelands of Utah. Wrestling with body dysphoria, he dreams of earning enough money to afford citizenship in Salt Lake City – a utopia where the testosterone and surgery he needs to transition is free, the food is plentiful, and folk are much less likely to be shot full of arrows by salt pirates. But earning that kind of money is a pipe dream, until he meets the exceptionally handsome Osric.

Once a powerful AI in Salt Lake City, Osric has been forced into an android body against his will and sent into the wasteland to offer Valentine a job on behalf of his new employer – an escort service seeking to retrieve their stolen androids. The reward is a visa into the city, and a chance at the life Valentine’s always dreamed of. But as they attempt to recover the “merchandise”, they encounter a problem: the android ladies are becoming self-aware, and have no interest in returning to their old lives.

The prize is tempting, but carrying out the job would go against everything Valentine stands for, and would threaten the fragile found family that’s kept him alive so far. He’ll need to decide whether to risk his own dream in order to give the AI a chance to live theirs.


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Meredith Library Sci-Fi Fantasy Book Group 2 members
Each month we switch off between Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Books we've read

A Psalm for the Wild-Built
The Midnight Library
Every Heart a Doorway
Childhood's End
The Bear and the Nightingale
The Deep
All Systems Red
Night of the Living Rez
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
This is How You Lose the Time War
A Master of Djinn Sneak Peek
A Wizard of Earthsea
The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy
The House in the Cerulean Sea
Backyard Starship

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