New 6-month Fiction Book Club Picks!

Our book list for August through January is out!  The book club reads a mix of new and acclaimed titles, classics and older well-loved fiction. Come pick up a pamphlet at the desk, or check out our picks below!

We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Check our online calendar to see what room we are meeting in, and to register-click on the date you wish to attend, and click on “Register”. 

If you have any questions, you can contact the Adult Services department at 508-457-2555 x 7, or email us at  We look forward to seeing you!

August 20, 2024

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

It’s 1969 in New York City’s Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children — four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness — sneak out to hear their fortunes. Their prophecies inform their next five decades.  Was on many best-of-the year lists, including the New York Times! (2017)

September 17, 2024

Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar

A deeply personal work about identity and belonging in a nation coming apart at the seams, Homeland Elegies blends fact and fiction to tell an epic story of longing and dispossession in the world that 9/11 made. Part family drama, part social essay, part picaresque novel, at its heart it is the story of a father, a son, and the country they both call home.  Winner of the American Book Award, among other honors (2020)

October 15, 2024

Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

In this moving debut novel, two estranged siblings must set aside their differences to deal with their mother’s death and her hidden past–a journey of discovery that takes them from the Caribbean to London to California and ends with her famous black cake. Charmaine Wilkerson’s  novel is a story of how the inheritance of betrayals, secrets, memories, and even names, can shape relationships and history.  On many best-of-the-year lists! (2022)

November 19, 2024

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

One of the greatest books in American literature, or problematic? Or both? Let’s talk about it, and then read James next month! This 1884 classic is told from the point of view of Huck Finn, a barely literate teen who fakes his own death to escape his abusive, drunken father. He encounters a runaway slave named Jim, and the two embark on a raft journey down the Mississippi River. (1884)

December 20, 2024

James by Percival Everett

A brilliant, action-packed reimagining of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, both harrowing and darkly humorous, told from the enslaved Jim’s point of view. Brimming with the electrifying humor and lacerating observations that have made Everett a literary icon , James is destined to be a major publishing event and a cornerstone of twenty-first century American literature. (2024)

January 21, 2025

Real Americans by Rachel Khong

Real Americans is a multigenerational novel about privilege, identity and the illusions of the American dream. Its Chinese-American characters are brought into contact with fabulous wealth – a prototypical stroke of luck. But their resulting choices demonstrate how the obsessive pursuit of money and control can warp a life, and what it might take to reject this over­abundance. (2024)




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