Library Programs: Book Group
All readers welcome!
The book group meets the first Thursday of every other month in the library meeting room. Books, author information, and discussion questions are available at the Reference Desk. Join us and bring a friend!
Our next meeting is Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 7 p.m.
I'm a stranger here myself by Bill Bryson
The master humorist and bestselling author ofA Walk in the Woodsnow guides us on an affectionate, hysterically funny tour of America's most outrageous absurdities. After living in Britain for two decades, Bill Bryson recently moved back to the United States with his English wife and four children (he had read somewhere that nearly three million Americans believed they had been abducted by aliens--as he later put it, "it was clear my people needed me"). They were greeted by a new-and-improved America that boasts microwave pancakes, twenty-four-hour dental-floss hotlines, and the staunch conviction that ice is not a luxury item. Delivering the brilliant comic musings that are a Bryson hallmark, I'm a Stranger Here Myself recounts his sometimes disconcerting reunion with the land of his birth as he discusses motels, tax-return instructions, barbers, hardware stores, and more.
Upcoming meetings for 2014:
Thursday, November 6 - Katherine: a novel by Anya Seton