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We will read and discuss books! You can choose to meet on Wednesday mornings or on Thursday evenings.

New! Saturday, Morning Book Club: begins Saturday, March 10th at 10AM.

New! We will announce author presentations at the Waltham Public Library as well.

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The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman

Waltham Public Library

June 17, 20132:00 PM ET ANNALEE NEWITZ NPR The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman With The Ocean at the End of the Lane, best-selling fantasy author Neil Gaiman has written his first adult novel in almost a decade. It's a deceptively simple tale that feels like escapism — until you realize that it isn't. Ocean is told from the point of view of a melancholy but successful artist returning to his childhood home in Sussex, England. On a lark, he visits an old farm where he played as a boy, and is suddenly overwhelmed by memories of being entangled in a magical conflict with roots stretching back before the Big Bang. When he was 7, our unnamed protagonist spent all his time memorizing Gilbert and Sullivan songs, reading countless books and playing with his new kitten. Though fantasy worlds help him escape from the indifference of his family and classmates, he can't help but notice that things are rough in the adult world. Like many other people in the neighborhood, his parents are strapped for money. To make ends meet, they have to take in boarders. ************************* Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk on the first floor one month before the meeting.

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman

Waltham Public Library

Come and discuss this Neil Gaiman novel that you can check out at our circulation desk.

Always Young (At Heart) Adult Book Group

Waltham Public Library

We are reading Drama by Tain Telgemeier. Copies are available at the Circulation Desk on the first floor.

May 16 Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

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ABOUT HOMEGOING Winner of the PEN/ Hemingway Award Winner of the NBCC’s John Leonard Award Shortlisted for the British Book Award – Debut of the Year A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, Time, Oprah.com, Harper’s Bazaar, San Francisco Chronicle, Mother Jones, Esquire, Elle, Paste, Entertainment Weekly, the Skimm, PopSugar, Minneapolis Star Tribune, BuzzFeed, The Guardian, Financial Times Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery. Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem. Yaa Gyasi’s extraordinary novel illuminates slavery’s troubled legacy both for those who were taken and those who stayed—and shows how the memory of captivity has been inscribed on the soul of our nation.

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