Elizabeth Is Missing

Join the Broad Street Readers in October for an intriguing discussion of Emma Healey’s Elizabeth Is Missing.  Healey’s debut novel, winner of the Costa First Novel award, is both a psychological mystery and a meditation on  memory, identity and aging.

“Part mystery, part meditation on memory, part Dickensian revelation of how apparent charity may hurt its recipients, this is altogether brilliant.” — Booklist (starred review)

“This is no conventional crime novel but a compelling work that crosses literary genres.… The result is bold, touching and hugely memorable.” — Sunday Times (London)

The Broad St. Readers is a club for adults age 55 and up. New members are always encouraged! Join fellow readers for an engaging and thoughtful discussion on October 24th at 11:00am at the Salem Council on Aging.

Please call and check in with Rosanna at (978) 744-0924.

Books are available at the Main Desk in the Salem Public Library. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email hviding@noblenet.org or call the library at (978) 744-0860.

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The Forgetting Time

In September, the Broad Street Readers will meet to discuss The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin.  Guskin’s debut novel explores the profound connection between child and parent and the lengths to which we will go for our children.

“Gripping, deft, and moving.”
—Chelsea Cain, The New York Times Book Review

“Bold, captivating…Guskin amps up the suspense while raising provocative questions about the maternal bond and its limits…You’ll be mesmerized.”
People (Book of the Week)

The Broad St. Readers is a club for adults age 55 and up. New members are always encouraged! Join fellow readers for an engaging and thoughtful discussion on September 26th at 11:00am at the Salem Council on Aging.

Please call and check in with Rosanna at (978) 744-0924.

Books are available at the Main Desk in the Salem Public Library. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email hviding@noblenet.org or call the library at (978) 744-0860.

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West of Sunset

Join the Broad Street Readers in August, when we discuss Stewart O’Nan’s West of Sunset, a novel exploring F. Scott Fitzgerald’s time a a screenwriter in Hollywood’s golden age.

“A mesmerizing and haunting novel. . .O’Nan delivers – whole-body – the sensation that you are deep inside a living, breathing, suffering consciousness. . .Another triumph of the novel surfaces in O’Nan’s wily insinuation into Fitzgerald’s creative life, how it breathes through his everyday existence.  Movingly and believingly, the manner in which a writer works – thinks, processes, assimilates, envies – is given life.   And that is ultimately what makes the book so special.”—The Boston Globe

The Broad St. Readers is a club for adults age 55 and up. New members are always encouraged! Join fellow readers for an engaging and thoughtful discussion on August 29th at 11:00am at the Salem Council on Aging.

Please call and check in with Rosanna at (978) 744-0924.

Books are available at the Main Desk in the Salem Public Library. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email hviding@noblenet.org or call the library at (978) 744-0860.

 

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We Could Be Beautiful

Join the Broad Street Readers on July 25 at 11:00 am when we discuss Swan Huntley’s psychological thriller “We Could Be Beautiful.”

The Broad St. Readers is a club for adults age 55 and up. New members are always encouraged! Join fellow readers for an engaging and thoughtful discussion on July 25th at 11:00am at the Salem Council on Aging.

Please call and check in with Rosanna at (978) 744-0924.

Books are available at the Main Desk in the library. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email hviding@noblenet.org or call the library at (978) 744-0860.

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The Green Road

Join the Broad Street Readers this month as we explore family dynamics in this character driven saga of an Irish family by Booker Prize Winner Anne Enright.

“With language so vibrant it practically has a pulse, Enright makes an exquisitely drawn case for the possibility of growth, love and transformation at any age.” — People

The Broad St. Readers is a club for adults age 55 and up. New members are always encouraged! Join fellow readers for an engaging and thoughtful discussion on June 27th at 11:00am at the Salem Council on Aging.

Please call and check in with Rosanna at (978) 744-0924.

Books are available at the Main Desk in the library. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email hviding@noblenet.org or call the library at (978) 744-0860.

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Walden

 

In celebration of the 200th birthday of American writer and philosopher Henry David Thoreau, the Broad Street Readers will be participating in the Thoreau Bicentennial Statewide Read by reading and discussing Thoreau’s Walden.

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

The Broad St. Readers is a club for adults age 55 and up. New members are always encouraged! Join fellow readers for an engaging and thoughtful discussion on May 23rd at 11:00am at the Salem Council on Aging.

Please call and check in with Rosanna at (978) 744-0924.

Books are available at the Main Desk in the library. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email hviding@noblenet.org or call the library at (978) 744-0860.

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Wilde Lake

Join us in April when the Broad Street Readers discuss Laura Lippman’s Wilde Lake. 

An African-American man accused of rape by a humiliated girl.  A vengeful father.  A courageous attorney.  A worshipful daughter.  Think you know this story?  Think again. 

Laura Lippman, the “extravagantly gifted” (Chicago TribuneNew York Times bestselling author, delivers “one of her best novels ” (Washington Post)—a modern twist on To Kill a Mockingbird. Scott Turow writes in the New York Times, “Wilde Lake is a real success.”   –   from the publisher

 

The Broad St. Readers is a club for adults age 55 and up. New members are always encouraged! Join fellow readers for an engaging and thoughtful discussion on April 18th at 11:00am at the Salem Council on Aging.

Please call and check in with Rosanna at (978) 744-0924.

Books are available at the Main Desk in the library. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email hviding@noblenet.org or call the library at (978) 744-0860.

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Dead Wake

Join us Tuesday March 28 for a discussion of Erik Larson’s Dead Wake, recounting the final voyage of the Lusitania.

Gripping and important, Dead Wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster whose intimate details and true meaning have long been obscured by history.                            – Penguin Random House

“Larson has a gift for transforming historical re-creations into popular recreations, and Dead Wake is no exception…[He] provides first-rate suspense, a remarkable achievement given that we already know how this is going to turn out…The tension, in the reader’s easy chair, is unbearable…”
The Boston Globe

The Broad St. Readers is a club for adults age 55 and up. New members are always encouraged! Join fellow readers for an engaging and thoughtful discussion on March 28th at 11:00am at the Salem Council on Aging.

Please call and check in with Rosanna at (978) 744-0924.

Books are available at the Main Desk in the library. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email hviding@noblenet.org or call the library at (978) 744-0860.

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The Last Fish Tale

Mark Kurlansky’s The Last Fish Tale is the topic of discussion on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.  The bestselling author of Cod, Salt, and The Big Oyster has enthralled readers with his incisive blend of culinary, cultural and social history.  Now, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to fishing and the town of Gloucester.

The Broad St. Readers is a club for adults age 55 and up. New members are always encouraged! Join fellow readers for an engaging and thoughtful discussion on February 28th at 11:00am at the Salem Council on Aging.

Please call and check in with Rosanna at (978) 744-0924.

Books are available at the Main Desk in the library. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email hviding@noblenet.org or call the library at (978) 744-0860.

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Still Life With Bread Crumbs

Anna Quindlen’s Still Life With Bread Crumbs, is the topic of discussion on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.  Quindlen’s quiet and emotional novel explores the frailty of everyday life and unexpected second chances.

“With spare, elegant prose, [Quindlen] crafts a poignant glimpse into the inner life of an aging woman who discovers that reality contains much more color than her own celebrated black-and-white images.”Library Journal

The Broad St. Readers is a club for adults age 55 and up. New members are always encouraged! Join fellow readers for an engaging and thoughtful discussion on January 24th at 11:00am at the Salem Council on Aging.

Please call and check in with Rosanna at (978) 744-0924.

Books are available at the Main Desk in the library. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email hviding@noblenet.org or call the library at (978) 744-0860.

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