Coolidge Corner Book Group
Monthly meetings, Mondays from 2:15 to 3:15 PM
Led by Cathy Dooley at Coolidge Corner Branch Library – 31 Pleasant St., Brookline
Previous 2013 Selections:
Kristin Kimball, The Dirty Life
Kristin and Mark’s plan to grow everything needed to feed a community was an ambitious idea, and a bit romantic. It worked. This is the story of the first year of Essex farm in upstate New York which now feeds over 100 member families a “whole diet” of meat, eggs, fruit, vegetables and maple syrup – all produced by the farm.
Tea Obreht, The Tiger's Wife
In a Balkan country mending from years of conflict, Natalia, a young doctor, arrives on a mission of mercy at an orphanage by the sea. There she feels age old secrets gathering around her, but Natalia is also confronting a private, hurtful mystery of her own: the inexplicable circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather’s recent death. She turns to the stories he told her while she was growing up and it is ultimately within these rich, luminous narratives that she will find the answer she is looking for.
Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum
While appraising a family estate in New Hampshire, Faye Travers is not surprised to discover a cache of valuable Native American artifacts since she knows of the family’s connection to the Ojibwe tribe of North Dakota. However, when she first sees the powerful yet delicate painted drum and hears its sound without touching it, her life is changed forever.