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About the Contemporary Women Authors Book Group

Facilitated by Adult Services Librarian Joan Ennis, the Contemporary Women Writers Book Group meets the third Tuesday of the month from 7:00 pm in the library.  The group selects books once a year in September. The group primarily reads fiction by women authors, but also occasionally reads nonfiction and works by male authors.Meetings begin with background information on the writer, followed by discussion. No advance signup is required. New members are always welcome!

For more information please contact Joan at or 507-645-1802.

Books read October 2017 - December 2018

October 2017                   Ackerman, Diane  The Zookeepers Wife

November 2017               Bohjalian, Chris  The Sleepwalker.

December 2017                Holiday gathering

January 2018                    Hannah, Kristin  The Nightingale

February 2018                  Kline, Christine Baker  A Piece of the World

March 2018                       Fleming, Melissa  A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea.

April 2018                          Kelly, Martha Hall King  Lilac Girls

May 2018                           Fridlund, Emily  The History of Wolves 

June 2018                          Strout, Elizabeth  Anything is Possible

July 2018                            Welty, Eudora  The Optimist’s Daughter

August 2018                      MacMillan, Gilly  What She Knew

September 2018              Whitehead, Colson  The Underground Railroad

October 2018                    Morrison, Toni  The Bluest Eye.

November 2018               Ryan, Jennifer  The Chilbury Ladie’s Choir.

December 2018                Holiday gathering