Colonel Brown Brown Bag Book Group
Named in honor of Franklin W. Brown, one of Dobbs Ferry Library's benefactors


Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve



From the New York Times best-selling author of The Weight of Water and The Pilot's Wife (an Oprah's Book Club selection): an exquisitely suspenseful new novel about an extraordinary young woman tested by a catastrophic event and its devastating aftermath--based on the true story of the largest fire in Maine's history
In October 1947, after a summer long drought, fires break out all along the Maine coast from Bar Harbor to Kittery and are soon racing out of control from town to village. Five months pregnant, Grace Holland is left alone to protect her two toddlers when her husband, Gene, joins the volunteer firefighters. Along with her best friend, Rosie, and Rosie's two young children, Grace watches helplessly as their houses burn to the ground, the flames finally forcing them all into the ocean as a last resort. The women spend the night frantically protecting their children, and in the morning find their lives forever changed: homeless, penniless, awaiting news of their husbands' fate, and left to face an uncertain future in a town that no longer exists. In the midst of this devastating loss, Grace discovers glorious new freedoms--joys and triumphs she could never have expected her narrow life with Gene could contain--and her spirit soars. And then the unthinkable happens--and Grace's bravery is tested as never before.


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Information:

Meet one Thursday a month to discuss great books with your neighbors. We've been meeting for five years, and welcome new members.

In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be one week following the scheduled meeting, held at the same time and place.

NEW POLICY FOR BOOK GROUPS: To streamline our services, we are requiring book group members to reserve the assigned book under their individual library card. You may place a hold yourself, or call a librarian to do it for you. When the book arrives, you will be notified by email or phone. If you have any questions, please call us at 693-6614. Thank you for your cooperation.

Reading the books before attending the meeting is strongly recommended.

Bring your books and your lunch, and the library will provide discussion leaders and refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library




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