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Contemporary Fiction Book Club

Contemporary Fiction Book Club meets the 4th Monday of the month at 7 p.m. to discuss current fiction. New members are always welcome to drop in.

January 28 – Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

February 25 – Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

March 25 - Meeting at a member's home this month; email John Boylston at jpb1243@gmail.com if you wish to attend the meeting. March's book for discussion is On Canaan's Side by Sebastian Barry.

April 22 - Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780060594671
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 17th, 2011

“The classic trifecta of talent, heart, and a bone-deep sense of storytelling….A masterful performance, deftly rendered and deeply satisfying. For days on end, I woke with this story on my mind.”
   — David Wroblewski

 


Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781455563920
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 14th, 2017

A New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year and National Book Award finalist, Pachinko is an "extraordinary epic" of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family as they fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan (San Francisco Chronicle).


On Canaan's Side: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780143122180
Availability: Backordered
Published: Penguin Books - August 28th, 2012

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, a mesmerizing new novel from the award-winning author of The Secret Scripture. Sebastian Barry's latest novel, Days Without End, is now available. 

A first-person narrative of Lilly Bere’s life, On Canaan’s Side opens as the eighty-five-year-old Irish émigré mourns the loss of her gra


Manhattan Beach: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476716749
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - June 5th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NEW YORK’S “ONE BOOK, ONE NEW YORK” PICK

Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

The daring and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author.

Named One of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, Esquire, Vogue, The Washington Post,