Book Group

Our Book Groups (regular and history) at Byrd’s Books meet on Thursdays from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. each month (see calendar). These are open Book Groups, you are welcome to come if you would like to join us for discussions. For information call: 203-730-2973. We make every effort to have the book available in paper for the Book Groups and choose a hardcover only rarely.

The History Book Group meets the second Thursday of the month and the general Book Group meets the third Thursday of the month (changed for holiday conflicts)

Any cancellations due to weather will be posted on our website and our Facebook page.  Some of us meet at 6:30 for take-out. Please email Alice (alice@byrdsbooks.com) to join in for the meal before the discussion.

 

 

May 17th: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Assigned to review an exclusive North Sea luxury cruise, travel journalist Lo Blacklock witnesses a woman being thrown overboard and is baffled when all passengers remain accounted for, a nightmare that unravels as Lo struggles to convince everyone that what she saw was real.

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June 14th (History Book Group): Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Presents a true account of the early 20th-century murders of dozens of wealthy Osage and law-enforcement officials, citing the contributions and missteps of a fledgling FBI that eventually uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. Reprint. A New York Times best-seller and National Book Award finalist.

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June 21st: HillBilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance

“A beautifully and powerfully written memoir about the author’s journey from a troubled, addiction-torn Appalachian family to Yale Law School, Hillbilly Elegy is shocking, heartbreaking, gut-wrenching, and hysterically funny. It’s also a profoundly important book, one that opens a window on a part of America usually hidden from view and offers genuine hope in the form of hard-hitting honesty. Hillbilly Elegy announces the arrival of a gifted and utterly original new writer and should be required reading for everyone who cares about what’s really happening in America.”–Amy Chua, New York Times bestselling author of The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

BUY

July 12th (History Book Group): TBA

July 19th: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

“Hamid exploits fiction’s capacity to elicit empathy and identification to imagine a better world. It is also a possible world. Exit West does not lead to utopia, but to a near future and the dim shapes of strangers that we can see through a distant doorway. All we have to do is step through it and meet them.” — Viet Thanh Nguyen, TheNew York Times Book Review (cover)

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August 9th (History Book Group): TBA

August 16th: Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo (ages 9-12) This Book group will meet at both 1:00pm and 7:30pm. All ages welcome at the 1:00pm group. We choose one great children’s book each August to read as a group.

“With extraordinary skill, two-time Newbery Medalist DiCamillo traces the girls’ growing trust in each other while using understated confessionals and subtly expressed yearnings to show how tragedies have affected each of them. The book culminates with a daring cat-rescue mission: fraught with adventure, danger, and a miracle or two, the escapade reveals how love and compassion can overcome even the highest hurdles.”
–Publishers Weekly (starred review)  BUY

 

 

 

Most recently read:

The One-in-a Million Boy by Monica Wood

The Lost World of the Old Ones: Discoveries in the Ancient Southwest by David Roberts

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

Isaac’s Storm by Eric Larson

The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

Forty Autumns by Nina Willner

Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick

Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barhill

The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline

Notes On a Banana by David Leite

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