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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.

June 24 – Milkman by Anna Burns

July 22 – Transcription by Kate Atkinson

August 26 – Useful Phrases for Immigrants by May-lee Chai


Milkman: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781644450000
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Graywolf Press - December 4th, 2018

Winner of the Man Booker Prize

“Everything about this novel rings true. . . . Original, funny, disarmingly oblique and unique.”—The Guardian

Transcription: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316176668
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Back Bay Books - April 23rd, 2019

A dramatic story of WWII espionage, betrayal, and loyalty, by the #1 bestselling author of Life After Life

Useful Phrases for Immigrants: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780932112767
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Blair - October 23rd, 2018

In the title story of this timely and innovative collection, a young woman wearing a Prada coat attempts to redeem a coupon for plastic storage bins while her in-laws are at home watching the Chinese news and taking her private phone calls. It is the lively and wise juxtaposition of cultures, generations, and emotions that characterize May-lee Chai's amazing stories.