415 HOWE AVENUE (THE CONTI BUILDING) • SUITE 888 • SHELTON • CT 06484 • TEL: 203-944-0400
We have several in-house book discussion groups that are free and open to the public. Our only request is for you to support our ongoing efforts by purchasing your book through us, usually at a 15% book club discount.
Registration is not necessary. Just bring yourself. Heck, bring snacks and maybe a friend or two! The most important thing is to bring an open mind and get ready for some insightful discussions.
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WALK • TALK • RIVERWALK
A Walking Book Discussion!
Come exercise your mind and body with us as we take our discussion outdoors!
We meet every Saturday morning at 8:30am and discuss stories we've read in The Art of the Story: An International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories while walking around downtown Veteran's Memorial Park. We read the short stories in sequence (one a week) and cover approximately 1.5 miles during our discussion.
No need to register. Just swing by and pick up a copy of the book, then show up on Saturdays!
CIVIL WAR DISCUSSION
TUESDAY • APRIL 25, 2017 • 7:30PM
The Civil War at Perryville
AUTHOR: Christopher L. Kolakowski
Desperate to seize control of Kentucky, the Confederate army launched an invasion into the commonwealth in the fall of 1862, viciously culminating at an otherwise quiet Bluegrass crossroads and forever altering the landscape of the war. The Battle of Perryville lasted just one day yet produced nearly eight thousand combined casualties and losses, and some say nary a victor.
GENERAL FICTION DISCUSSION
MONDAY • APRIL 3, 2017 • 7:30PM
BOOK: The Girl Who Slept with God
AUTHOR: Val Brelinski
***AUTHOR VAL BRELINSKI WILL BE JOINING US VIA SKYPE!***
Set in Arco, Idaho, in 1970, Val Brelinski s powerfully affecting first novel tells the story of three sisters: young Frances, gregarious and strong-willed Jory, and moral-minded Grace. Their father, Oren, is a respected member of the community and science professor at the local college. Yet their mother s depression and Grace s religious fervor threaten the seemingly perfect family, whose world is upended when Grace returns from a missionary trip to Mexico and discovers she s pregnant with she believes the child of God.
Distraught, Oren sends Jory and Grace to an isolated home at the edge of the town. There, they prepare for the much-awaited arrival of the baby while building a makeshift family that includes an elderly eccentric neighbor and a tattooed social outcast who drives an ice cream truck.
This discussion to be facilitated by Kayleigh Apicerno.
MONDAY • MARCH 13, 2017 • 7:00PM
BOOK: Two Awesome Hours
AUTHOR: Josh Davis
Feeling overwhelmed with work and life demands? Rushing, multitasking, or relying on fancy devices and apps won't help. The answer is to create the conditions for two awesome hours of peak productivity per day. Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience, Josh Davis, director of research at the NeuroLeadership Institute explains clearly that our brains and bodies operate according to complex biological needs that, when leveraged intelligently, can make us incredibly effective. From what and when we eat, to when we tackle tasks or disengage—how we plan our activities has a huge impact on performance. Davis shows us how we can create the conditions for two awesome hours of effective mental performance.
MYSTERY LOVER'S DISCUSSION
Do you like mysteries? Would you like to participate in a mystery lover's book discussion? Let us know!