Booked For Lunch

Fourth Monday of each month at noon - Next Meeting: September 27 at Noon

The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline, is a powerful, emotionally resonant novel that captures the hardship, oppression, opportunity and hope of four women’s lives—three English convicts and an orphaned Aboriginal girl—in nineteenth-century Australia.

Join Robin Brz. On Monday, September 27 at noon either in person at the library or on line via Zoom for a thought provoking discussion of this novel that Library Journal calls both uplifting and heartbreaking, this beautifully written novel doesn’t flinch from the ugliness of the penal system but celebrates the courage and resilience of both the first peoples and the settlers who came after, voluntarily or not, to create a new home for themselves and their children.


Copies of the book are available now at the adult circulation desk. Digital editions are also available for download on Libby or Overdrive. Registration is not required, but strongly encouraged! Drop-ins are welcome as space allows. Register online, or email Robin at Rbrzozowski@cwmars.org.

Register Here: https://forms.gle/dLVB5ME6c7thy9269

Free, friendly, and open to everyone, the monthly get-togethers are the perfect opportunity to take a break and talk about books with other reading enthusiasts.

Library Technician Robin Brzozowski, has been leading the discussions for several years, selecting diverse titles ranging from best sellers to local authors, classic works, and occasional non-fiction titles.

The group was launched in 2008 by former library Director Debra Blanchard and continues to offer intelligent, lively, thought provoking conversations in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.