“Wild” by Cheryl Strayed

Join us for our next meeting…

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 at 7:00pm

In the Salem Public Library’s Children’s Program Room

This month’s selection:

Wild BY Cheryl Strayed

the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir

“At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.”

Copies are available at the Salem Public Library

Ask a librarian for more details or call 978-744-0860.

“The Tiger’s Wife” by Téa Obreht

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Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 at 7:00pm

In the Salem Public Library’s Children’s Program Room

This month’s selection:

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The Tiger’s Wife BY Téa Obreht

the New York Times bestseller

“In a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather’s recent death. Searching for clues, she turns to his worn copy of The Jungle Book and the stories he told her of his encounters with “the deathless man,” whose appearances coincide with catastrophe and who may hold the key to all the stories that ensnare Natalia. But most extraordinary of all is the story her grandfather never told her—the legend of the tiger’s wife.”

Copies are available at the Salem Public Library

Ask a librarian for more details or call 978-744-0860.

“The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak

Join us for our next meeting…

Thursday, November 14th, 2013 at 7:00pm

In the Salem Public Library’s Children’s Program Room

This month’s selection:

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The Book Thief BY Markus Zusak

the #1 New York Times bestseller

“It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.

Narrated by Death himself, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich during World War II, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing until she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.”

Copies are available at the Salem Public Library

Ask a librarian for more details or call 978-744-0860.

The SPL Book Club is back!

Join us for our first meeting of Fall 2013 on…

Thursday, September 26th, 2013 at 7:00pm

In the Salem Public Library’s Children’s Program Room

This month’s selection:

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Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

How long would you wait for love?

“In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs–yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again…”

Copies are available at the Salem Public Library

Ask a librarian for more details or call 978-744-0860.

See you after summer!

The book club is on hiatus for the summer. Check back in August when we will announce our first book for fall!

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