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We're serving up good books and great discussions. Find out what's on tap for good book buzz this fall! Beer & Books meets at The Old Winery Restaurant, 2228 Niagara Stone Road at 7:00pm. Please call the library for more information. Copies of the books are available for check out.

Upcoming Books

Braiding Sweetgrass

Submitted by mfurlong on Wed, 08/07/2019 - 09:48
Robin Wall Kimmerer
October 21st 2019
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As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these lenses of knowledge together to show that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings are we capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learning to give our own gifts in return. - Goodreads

The Art of Racing in the Rain

Submitted by mfurlong on Wed, 08/07/2019 - 09:50
Garth Stein
November 18th 2019
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A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life ... as only a dog could tell it. - Goodreads

The Orphan Master’s Son

Submitted by mfurlong on Wed, 08/07/2019 - 09:51
Adam Johnson
January 20th 2020
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Part breathless thriller, part story of innocence lost, part story of romantic love, The Orphan Master's Son is also a riveting portrait of a world heretofore hidden from view: a North Korea rife with hunger, corruption, and casual cruelty but also camaraderie, stolen moments of beauty, and love. A towering literary achievement, The Orphan Master's Son ushers Adam Johnson into the small group of today's greatest writers. - Goodreads

The Farm

Submitted by mfurlong on Wed, 08/07/2019 - 09:52
Joanne Ramos
February 24th 2020
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Heartbreaking, suspenseful, provocative, The Farm pushes our thinking on motherhood, money, and merit to the extremes, and raises crucial questions about the trade-offs women will make to fortify their futures and the futures of those they love. - Goodreads

The Outsiders

Submitted by mfurlong on Wed, 08/07/2019 - 09:54
S.E. Hinton
March 23rd 2020
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The Outsiders is about two weeks in the life of a 14-year-old boy. The novel tells the story of Ponyboy Curtis and his struggles with right and wrong in a society in which he believes that he is an outsider. According to Ponyboy, there are two kinds of people in the world: greasers and socs. A soc (short for "social") has money, can get away with just about anything, and has an attitude longer than a limousine. A greaser, on the other hand, always lives on the outside and needs to watch his back. Ponyboy is a greaser, and he's always been proud of it, even willing to rumble against a gang of socs for the sake of his fellow greasers--until one terrible night when his friend Johnny kills a soc. The murder gets under Ponyboy's skin, causing his bifurcated world to crumble and teaching him that pain feels the same whether a soc or a greaser. - Goodreads