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"Off the Shelf" Adult Book Group

Our “Off the Shelf” book group meets at 7:00 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month in the library's meeting room. Books are available at the front desk one month before the meeting. When available we will try to provide large print and audio copies of the monthly book.



The Girls of Atomic City [Nonfiction] by Denise Kiernan

Tuesday, May 3, 7:00 p.m.

During World War II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, consuming more electricity than New York City. Thousands of civilians, mostly young women, were recruited, enticed by solid wages and war-ending work. Few would guess the true nature of the work done there. That is, until the end of the war and the secret was revealed. Interviewing the women who lived it, the author captures the spirit of the times through them: their pluck, desire to contribute, and enduring courage.

The Natural by Bernard Malamud

Tuesday, June 7, 7:00 p.m.

Now an American baseball hero and a winner after a dark period, Roy finds the woman he thought he had lost. He is up against corrupters, seducers, and glory destroyers, and he has to win the toughest game of his life.

Gold by Chris Cleave

Tuesday, July 5, 7:00 p.m.

Cyclists Zoe and Kate are friends and athletic rivals for Olympic gold, while Kate and her husband Jack, also a world-class cyclist, must contend with the recurrence of their young daughter's leukemia.

The Perfect Mile [Nonfiction] by Neal Bascomb

Tuesday, August 2, 7:00 p.m.

Follows the journey of three young men--John Landy, Wes Santee, and Roger Bannister--who suffered defeat at the Helsinki Olympics in 1952 but nevertheless vowed to break the four-minute mile, training tirelessly to accomplish their goal.