PFL Book Group

The Patten Free Library Book Group meets  on the second Thursday of each month at 3:00 pm in the Community Room.  For the Fall session we match a pair of books, one fiction, one non-fiction  on a discussion theme. New members are always welcome!  

Fall ’23 Titles & Dates!

October 12: Fiction: Small Mercies by Dennis Lehane and Nonfiction: All Souls: A family Story from Southie Setting: South Boston, 1970s. Theme: Desegregation & Busing crisis.

November 9: Fiction: Horse by Geraldine Brooks, and Nonfiction, Race Horse Men by Katherine Mooney. Setting: Antebellum South. Theme: thoroughbred racing, and the black jockey class.

December 14
: Fiction: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell, and Nonfiction: Will in the World by Stephen Greenblatt. Setting: 16th c England. Theme: Shakespeare, personal life. 

January 11
: Fiction: Barkskins by Annie Proux and Nonfiction: Beaverland: How one weird rodent made America by Leila Phillips. Setting: Broadly North America 17-20th c. Theme: ecological and economic history, colonization and natural history. 

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