Book Club

Monson Library Book Club

3rd Monday of every Month

6:30pm - 7:30pm in the Monson Library Conference Room

To reserve a copy of the selected book:

Visit us at the Library

or contact our Book Club Moderator

Susan Hoovler (207) 997 - 3687

January 27th Book Club Selection:

A Certain Slant of Life

By Cynthia Thayer

At the heart of Cynthia Thayer's debut novel, Strong for Potatoes, was the tender relationship between a girl and her grandfather, constantly evolving as their lives grew and changed. Now, in Thayer's second novel, she tackles another kind of relationship, one between strangers.

Peter lost his wife and children in a fire years ago, yet the wounds are still as fresh as if it happened yesterday. He's turned into something of a hermit in a cabin on the coast of Maine, shearing sheep and gardening to live, an old Passamaquoddy woman his only friend. Elaine is eight months pregnant and on the run from her husband, a hard man more interested in control than love. Fear is simply a part of her life, fear for herself and her unborn child.

When Elaine turns up outside Peter's cabin during one of Maine's worst winter storms in years, Peter can't turn her away into the ice. Holed up together in his one-room home, the two troubled, lonely adults clash, then slowly discover that friendship, support, and healing can come in the most unlikely places.


Earlier Books Read for Monson Book Club - Still Available in the Library!

Beartown - Federick Backman

When We Were the Kennedy's - Monica Wood

The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion - Fannie Flag

A Man Called Ove - Fredrick Backman

Purple Hibiscus - Chimanda Adichie

The Undergound Railroad - Colson Whitehead

The Husband's Secret - Liane Moriarty

Remembered Earth - Kirsten Stockman

The One-in-a-Million Boy - Monica Wood

The Summer Before the War - Helen Simonson

Bleak House - Charles Dickens

The Thirteenth Tale - Dianne Setterfield

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

Behold The Dreamers - Imbolo Mbue

The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins

Moving Violations - John Hockenberry

The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein

Water for Elephants - Sarah Gruen

Educated - Tara Westover

Strength in What Remains - Tracy Kidder