Tuesday, October 21, 2008

What others are reading

The Hennepin County Library, Minnesota, has lots of reading ideas to share.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Man Booker Prize announced

Aravind Adiga has been awarded the Booker Prize for his book THE WHITE TIGER. According to the Booker website, the book's synopsis is as follows:

"Born in a village in heartland India, the son of a rickshaw puller, Balram is taken out of school by his family and put to work in a teashop. As he crushes coals and wipes tables, he nurses a dream of escape - of breaking away from the banks of Mother Ganga, into whose depths have seeped the remains of a hundred generations. The White Tiger is a tale of two Indias. Balram’s journey from darkness of village life to the light of entrepreneurial success is utterly amoral, brilliantly irreverent, deeply endearing and altogether unforgettable."

The prize, which started 4o years ago, is awarded to the book considered the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the British Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Adult Book Discussion Group

Our new book discussion group will meet to discuss NEVER LET ME GO, by Kazuo Ishiguro, on Tuesday, October 28, at 7 p.m. The group will meet in our historical room (not the big main meeting room). Contact Janet Campbell at the library (508-261-7380) if you need further information.

Kids' Book Discussion Group

The library is now sponsoring a book club for children in grades 4 and 5. The group will be led by Lynne McDonnell, and will meet the third Wednesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m.
The group size will be limited, and sign-ups have not yet begun. Watch this space for an announcement