New Releases and Recommendations


The  next meeting of  The-First-Monday-of-the-Month-Book-Discussion at the Old Bookstore

will be held there on Monday, March 5,2018 at 8: P.M.

The book to be discussed  is: THE BOOK OF UNKNOWN AMERICANS  by  Cristina Henriquez.

The first meeting of the YOU, ME & THEM  BOOK CLUB at the Winthrop Public Library 

will be held there  on  Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 6:30 P.M.

The book to be discussed is: THE BOOK OF UNKNOWN AMERICANS by Cristina Henriquez.

I/you may participate in one or the other or both discussions.


First Monday of the Year Book Discussion & Feast 
4th Feb 2018 8:00 pm

"Both Ways Is The Only Way I Want It"

"Maile Meloy's impressive "Both Ways Is the Only Way It hides no cubic zirconias among diamonds. The stories are all lustrous, the language as pristine as a lake in Montana, where several of them are set...Order or disorder? Cold or warmth? Freedom or safety?Such conflicts converge in a perfect storm of ambivalence, self-justification, and blind hope. Has ever a title been a more perfect match to its content? Meloy's characters want it both ways...We readers, however, get to have it all. We can dip into the collection savoring one delicious morsel at time or devour the whole book in a single sitting. In the gifted hands of this story-teller, treats abound." The Boston Globe

First Monday of the Year Book Discussion & Feast 1st Jan 2018 7:30 pm 

There is no single book for this discussion. Just read an essay, a chapter, or a book or two by Oliver Sacks.

Who is Oliver Sacks?
"Oliver Sacks is a physician who practices neurology in New York City. He is the author of a number of books, including "Awakenings" (which inspired the acclaimed 1990 film starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro), "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat," and "An Anthropologist on Mars." Dr. Sacks is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and an honorary fellow of the the New York Academy of Sciences.
After listening in amazement to the interview with undercover agent Tamer Elnoury on 60 Minutes I ordered and have this lovely book
An Amazing Documentary... and Book as well