That Year in Boston by G.D. Spilsbury

Join us for our first Fall ’14 book discussion and special AUTHOR’S VISIT

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 at 11:00am

at the Salem Council on Aging

This month’s selection:  That Year in Boston by G.D. Spilsbury

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Copies are available at the Salem Public Library.

Please pre-register with the Council on Aging at 978-744-0924 x22.

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The Broad St. Readers Read Again!

With summer drawing to a close, your favorite book club, the Broad St. Readers, is back!
Join us for our first meeting of Fall 2014…

Tuesday, September 23rd at 11AM

In the Salem Senior Center

This month’s meeting will be a special MEET & GREET.
Catch up with your fellow readers, share favorite summer reads
and collect your copy of our first book selection.

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New members are always welcome!
Please pre-register with the Council on Aging at 978-744-0924, ext. 222.

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Happy Summer! Happy Reading!

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The Broad St. Readers Book Club is on hiatus for the summer.
Please check back in August when we will announce our first book for fall!

Looking for a good book in the meantime? Check out our club’s past selections, or use one of our free library services to find new suggestions:

NextReads sends e-mail newsletters directly to your inbox with new releases and recommendations in your favorite genres. You’ll be able to check immediately whether the items are available at your local library or whether they’ve been checked out. You can also view back issues of the newsletters here.

What Should I Read Next? is a helpful site that allows you to search by your favorite authors and titles, offering you recommendations of similar authors and titles that you also might enjoy. You can also find books by similar genre, subject, location, and more!

The Broad St. Readers wish happy and safe travels, awesome reads and a wonderful summer to all!

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“Barabbas” by Pär Lagerkvist

Join us for our next meeting…

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 at 3:00PM

At the Salem Senior Center

This month’s selection:

“Barabbas” by Pär Lagerkvist

“‘Its power is the power of a parable, with the same timeless echo.’ — The New York Times

‘As a parable, Barabbas is open to many interpretations. As a picture of a human soul, with or without parable, it is moving and convincing.’ — Time

‘Swift, sparing, limpid, and hauntingly intense.’ — Atlantic Monthly

Written by Nobel Prize winning author Pär Lagerkvist, this novel tells the story of Barabbas, the acquitted; the man whose life was exchanged for that of Jesus of Nazareth.  Barabbas is a man condemned to have no god.  ‘Christos Iesus’ is carved on the disk suspended from his neck, but he cannot affirm his faith.  He cannot pray.  He can only say, ‘I want to believe.'”

Copies are available at the Salem Public Library, just ask a librarian for assistance.

New members are always welcome, please pre-register with the Council on Aging at 978-744-0924, ext. 222.

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“Death on the Nile” by Agatha Christie

Join us for our next meeting…

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 11:00AM

At the Salem Senior Center

This month’s selection:

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Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

“Detective Hercule Poirot has a razor-sharp mind and puts unlimited trust in his “little grey cells.” Those little cells come through for him every time, enabling Poirot to solve some of the most baffling mysteries ever conceived.

In Death on the Nile, Poirot, on vacation in Africa, meets the rich, beautiful Linnet Doyle and her new husband, Simon. As usual, all is not as it seems between the newlyweds, and when Linnet is found murdered, Poirot must sort through a boatload of suspects to find the killer before he (or she) strikes again.”

Copies are available at the Salem Public Library, just ask a librarian for assistance.

New members are always welcome, please pre-register with the Council on Aging at 978-744-0924, ext. 222.

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“COD : a biography of the fish that changed the world” by Mark Kurlansky

Join us for our next meeting…

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 at 11:00AM

At the Salem Senior Center

This month’s selection:

COD: a biography of the fish that changed the world by Mark Kurlansky

“A tale that spans a thousand years and four continents… From the Vikings, who pursued the codfish across the Atlantic, to the enigmatic Basques, who first commercialized it in medieval times, to Bartholomew Gosnold, who named Cape Cod in 1602, and Clarence Birdseye, who founded an industry on frozen cod in the 1930s, Mark Kurlansky introduces the explorers, merchants, writers, chefs, and fishermen, whose lives have interwoven with this prolific fish. Embellished with gastronomic detail, recipes and lore, COD is a story that brings world history and human passions into captivating focus.”

Copies are available at the Salem Public Library, just ask a librarian for assistance.

New members are always welcome, please pre-register with the Council on Aging at 978-744-0924, ext. 222.

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“The Night Strangers” by Chris Bohjalian

Join us for our next meeting…

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 at 11:00AM

At the Salem Senior Center

This month’s selection:

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The Night Strangers: A Novel by Chris Bohjalian

“In a dusty corner of a basement in a rambling Victorian house in New Hampshire, a door has long been sealed shut with 39 six-inch-long carriage bolts. The home’s new owners are Chip and Emily Linton and their twin ten-year-old daughters. Together they hope to rebuild their lives there after Chip, an airline pilot, had to ditch his 70-seat regional jet in Lake Champlain after double engine failure. Unlike the Miracle on the Hudson, however, most of the passengers aboard Flight 1611 died on impact or were drowned. The body count? Thirty-nine, a coincidence not lost on Chip when he discovers the number of bolts in that basement door…”

Copies are available at the Salem Public Library, just ask a librarian for assistance.

New members are always welcome, please pre-register with the Council on Aging at 978-744-0924, ext. 222.

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New Time, Same Great Discussions!

The Broad St. Readers has a new meeting time!

Starting in February 2014, the Broad St. Readers Book Club will be meeting at 11:00AM on the fourth Tuesday of every month.  Our group meetings will otherwise be conducted as usual and will still be held at the Salem Senior Center.   Our January meeting will still meet at 1:00PM on Thursday, January 16th, 2014.

We hope to see you there!

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“Bless Me, Ultima” by Rudolfo Anaya

Join us for our next meeting…

Thursday, January 16th, 2013 at 1:00PM

At the Salem Senior Center, Sage Room (Third Floor)

This month’s selection:

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BLESS ME, ULTIMA by Rudolfo Anaya

“Antonio Marez is six years old when Ultima comes to stay with his family in New Mexico. She is a curandera, one who cures with herbs and magic. Under her wise wing, Tony will probe the family ties that bind and rend him, and he will discover himself in the magical secrets of the pagan past-a mythic legacy as palpable as the Catholicism of Latin America. And at each life turn there is Ultima, who delivered Tony into the world…and will nurture the birth of his soul.”

Copies are available at the Salem Public Library, just ask a librarian for assistance.

New members are always welcome, please pre-register with the Council on Aging at 978-744-0924, ext. 222.

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Dust Tracks on a Road

Join us for our next meeting…

Friday, December 20th, 2013 at 9:00am

At the Salem Senior Center, Sage Room (Third Floor)

This month’s selection:

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Dust Tracks on a Road by Zora Neale Hurston

An Autobiography

“’Warm, witty, imaginative. . . . This is a rich and winning book.’—The New Yorker

First published in 1942 at the height of her popularity, Dust Tracks on a Road is Zora Neale Hurston’s candid, funny, bold, and poignant autobiography, an imaginative and exuberant account of her rise from childhood poverty in the rural South to a prominent place among the leading artists and intellectuals of the Harlem Renaissance.  Known for her powerful novels of the South, including Jonah’s Gourd Vine and Their Eyes Were Watching God, Hurston’s very personal literary self-portrait offers a revealing, often audacious glimpse into the life — public and private — of an extraordinary artist, anthropologist, chronicler, and champion of the black experience in America. Full of the wit and wisdom of a proud, spirited woman who started off low and climbed high, Dust Tracks on a Road is a rare treasure from one of literature’s most cherished voices.”

Copies are available at the Salem Public Library, just ask a librarian for assistance.

New members are always welcome, please pre-register with the Council on Aging at 978-744-0924, ext. 222.

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