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 • MARCH 6, 2017 • 7:30PM
BOOK: Last Bus to Wisdom
AUTHOR: Ivan Doig
Donal Cameron is being raised by his grandmother, the cook at the legendary Double W ranch in the Montana Rockies. But when Gram has to have surgery for female trouble in the summer of 1951, all she can think to do is to ship Donal off to her sister in faraway Manitowoc, Wisconsin. There Donal is in for a rude surprise: Aunt Kate bossy, opinionated, argumentative, and tyrannical is nothing like her sister. She henpecks her good-natured husband, Herman the German, and Donal can t seem to get on her good side either. After one contretemps too many, Kate packs him back to the authorities in Montana on the next Greyhound. But as it turns out, Donal isn't traveling solo: Herman the German has decided to fly the coop with him.
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!