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The Next Chapter

The library sponsors a book discussion group that meets on the 4th Monday or the month. The group calls themselves the Next Chapter, and they meet from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the library meeting room. New members are always welcome and no registration is needed. Selections are made from many genres including classic, popular, Oprah book selections, and non-fiction.

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Title: Open House
Author: Elizabeth Berg

Samantha's husband has left her, and after a spree of overcharging at Tiffany's, she settles down to reconstruct a life for herself and her eleven-year-old son. Her eccentric mother tries to help by fixing her up with dates, but a more pressing problem is money. To meet her mortgage payments, Sam decides to take in boarders. The first is an older woman who offers sage advice and sorely needed comfort; the second, a maladjusted student, is not quite so helpful. A new friend, King, an untraditional man, suggests that Samantha get out, get going, get work. But her real work is this: In order to emerge from grief and the past, she has to learn how to make her own happiness. In order to really see people, she has to look within her heart. And in order to know who she is, she has to remember--and reclaim--the person she used to be, long before she became someone else in an effort to save her marriage.