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Wed. February 4 at 1pm and Thursday February 5 at 6:30 pm

Our new book group for readers of non-fiction continues in February. You’ll have two choices of meeting times: Wed. February 4 at 1pm and Thursday February 5 at 6:30 pm.

For more information on the title chosen for February,  email dhiett@hampsteadlibrary.orgor call 603/329-6411.

Join the group at any time; newcomers are always welcome. Bring ideas for books you'd like to discuss to the meetings.

February 19, 2015 - "Letters from Skye" by Jessica Brockmole
Third Thursday Book Group - 1pm

A sweeping story told in letters, spanning two continents and two world wars, Jessica Brockmole's atmospheric debut novel captures the indelible ways that people fall in love, and celebrates the power of the written word to stir the heart.

March 1912: Twenty-four-year-old Elspeth Dunn, a published poet, has never seen the world beyond her home on Scotland's remote Isle of Skye. So she is astonished when her first fan letter arrives, from a college student, David Graham, in far-away America. As the two strike up a correspondence--sharing their favorite books, wildest hopes, and deepest secrets--their exchanges blossom into friendship, and eventually into love. But as World War I engulfs Europe and David volunteers as an ambulance driver on the Western front, Elspeth can only wait for him on Skye, hoping he'll survive.

June 1940: At the start of World War II, Elspeth's daughter, Margaret, has fallen for a pilot in the Royal Air Force. Her mother warns her against seeking love in wartime, an admonition Margaret doesn't understand. Then, after a bomb rocks Elspeth's house, and letters that were hidden in a wall come raining down, Elspeth disappears. Only a single letter remains as a clue to Elspeth's whereabouts. As Margaret sets out to discover where her mother has gone, she must also face the truth of what happened to her family long ago.

Sparkling with charm and full of captivating period detail, "Letters from Skye" is a testament to the power of love to overcome great adversity.

Newcomers are always welcome, and you can pick up a copy of the book at the main desk.

Upcoming Book group selections

Here's the list of the upcoming titles for our Third Thursday Book Group:

March - Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

April - Spring Read Month-Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

May – The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

June – The Distant Hours by Kate Morton

The Non-Fiction Book Group meets the first week of the month, Wednesday and Thursday.
Here are future titles:

March - Frozen in Time by Mitchell Zuckoff

April - Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown