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August 2018

The Language of Flowers

August 29 @ 8:00 pm
Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Road
Katonah, NY 10536 United States
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Join Katonah Village Library's Book Discussion. All are welcome! This month's book is The Language of Flowers by Van Diffenbaugh. The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it’s been more useful in communicating mistrust and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, she is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through…

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September 2018

The Cat’s Table

September 19 @ 8:00 pm
Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Road
Katonah, NY 10536 United States
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Join Katonah Village Library's Book Discussion! All are welcome! This month's book selection is The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje. In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the “cat’s table” —as far from the Captain’s Table as can be—with a ragtag group of “insignificant” adults and two other boys, Cassius and Ramadhin. As the ship crosses the Indian Ocean, the boys tumble from one adventure to…

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November 2018

Nutshell

November 7 @ 8:00 pm
Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Road
Katonah, NY 10536 United States
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Join the Katonah Village Book Discussion! All are welcome! This month's book is Nutshell by Ian McEwan. Trudy has been unfaithful to her husband, John. What’s more, she has kicked him out of their marital home, a valuable old London town house, and in his place is his own brother, the profoundly banal Claude. The illicit couple have hatched a scheme to rid themselves of her inconvenient husband forever. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old…

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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

November 28 @ 8:00 pm
Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Road
Katonah, NY 10536 United States
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Join Katonah Village Library's book discussion group! All are welcome! This month's second book is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from…

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December 2018

This Side of Paradise

December 19 @ 8:00 pm
Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Road
Katonah, NY 10536 United States
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Join Katonah Village Library's Book Discussion Group! All are welcome! December's book selection is This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This Side of Paradise is the debut novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Published in 1920, and taking its title from a line of the Rupert Brooke poem Tiare Tahiti, the book examines the lives and morality of post-World War I youth. Its protagonist, Amory Blaine, is an attractive Princeton University student who dabbles in literature. The novel explores…

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