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Hart Book Club

The Hart Book Group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., and the first Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk for a week, one month before the discussion date. Ask for the 'Hart Book Group' selection at the Circulation Desk. See you there!

Book choices for 2018:

Note Change of book Title:
Tues., Mar. 6 - 7pm; Wed., Mar. 7 - 1 pm
Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet
This bestselling author is unique among those with severe autistic disorders because he is capable of living an independent life and can explain what happens inside his head. He sees numbers as shapes, colors, and textures and can instantly perform extraordinary calculations. He can learn a brand new language fluently in a week. He set a record memorizing 22,000 digits of pi. He has extremely rare ‘savant syndrome.’ Fascinating and inspiring, this memoir explores being special and gives insight into what makes us human—our minds.

Tues., Apr. 3 - 7pm, Wed., Apr. 4 - 1 pm
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
An arresting, powerful debut inspired by the life of debutante turned unlikely WWII hero, Caroline Ferriday. Meanwhile Polish Catholic teenager Kasia Kuzmerick is nervously anticipating changes that are sure to come since Germany has declared war on Poland. As tensions rise abroad and in her personal life, Caroline's interest in aiding the war effort grows. She eventually hears of the dire situation at the all-female concentration camp Ravensbruck. The two women's lives will converge in unprecedented ways and a novel of redemption and hope emerges.

Hart Book Club lists:

Book List from 2018

Book List from 2017

Book List from 2016

Book List from 2015

Book List from 2014

Book List from 2013

Book List from 2012

Wednesday Book Club for Men

...and anyone else who wants to come

The Wednesday Book Club for Men moves the emphasis away from full length novels to include more nonfiction and the occasional short story. It on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 2 pm and welcomes new members of any gender.

February 21, 2018
Einstein, His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson - How did his mind work? What made him a genius? This book explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk-a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn't get a teaching job or a doctorate-became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos, the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom, and the universe.The book is available for pick up between January 17 and January 24, 2018

March 21, 2018
Leaving Berlin by Joseph Kanon -At the center of this novel is Alex Meier, a young Jewish writer who fled the Nazis for America before the war. But the politics of his youth have now put him in the cross-hairs of the McCarthy witch-hunts. Faced with deportation and the loss of his family, he makes a desperate bargain with the fledgling CIA. A kidnapping misfires, an East German agent is killed, and Alex finds himself a wanted man. Worse, he discovers his real assignment-to spy on the only woman he has ever loved. Changing sides in Berlin is as easy as crossing a sector border. But where do we draw the lines of our moral boundaries? At betrayal? Survival? Murder? The book is available for pick up between February 21 and February 28

April 18, 2018
Being Mortal: Medicine That Matters in the End by Atul Gawande -Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. The book is available for pick up between March 21 and March 28

Not Your Mother's Book Club

Friday March 2, 2018, 10 a.m.
Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
Meet Ginny Moon. She's mostly an average teenager, she plays flute in the school band, has weekly basketball practice, and reads Robert Frost poems for class. But Ginny is autistic. She's been in foster care for years, and for the first time in her life, she has found her 'forever home'. Full of big heart and unexpected humor, Ludwig's debut introduces the lovable, original Ginny Moon who discovers a new meaning of family on her unconventional journey home.

Friday April 6, 2018, 10 a.m.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

Friday May 4, 2018, 10 a.m.
The Three Miss Margarets by Louise Shaffer
Miss Peggy, Dr. Maggie, and Miss Li’l Bit, friends and confidantes for nearly a lifetime, find it funny and bewildering that they have become icons in Charles Valley, Georgia. Little does the rest of the town know that beneath the irreproachable façades of its three doyennes lies an explosive decades-old secret that is about to be revealed.

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