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Between the Covers

The library offers a book club for adults.

The Hampton Public Library offers a book club for adults.  The Between the Covers book club picks a book a month to read and discuss.  The club's purpose is to expand the members personal literary experience and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas & opinions.  The title is chosen by the Librarians unless a club member has a suggestion. Then the library interlibrary loans a copy for everyone.   This club meets the first Wednesday of every month for about an hour beginning at 6:30pm and is repeated on the following Thursday mornings at 10:30 am.  Light refreshments are served.  There is no charge to join the club but donations to help defray the cost of postage is always welcome.

A list of the books read by the club and available at the Library are:

  • Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  • Handle with Care by Jodi Piccoult
  • Berlin Diaries by Marie Vassiltchikov
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • Wish You Well by David Baldacci
  • Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout  (Pulitzer Prize Winner)
  • Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
  • Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
  • Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
  • Astrid & Veronika by Linda Olsson
  • Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
  • Light on Snow by Anita Shreve
  • Sing Them Home by Stephanie Kallos
  • The Ginger Tree by Oswald Wynd
  • Anthem by Ayn Rand
  • Here on Earth by Alice Hoffman
  • Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen
  • Empire Falls by Richard Russo
  • Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
  • Rope Walk by Carrie Brown
  • Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
  • I'd Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Purple Cane Road by James Lee Burke
  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford 
  • Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen
  • Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder
  • Room by Emma Donoghue  
  • The Book Club by Mary Alice Monroe
  • The Reader by Bernard Schlink and Carol Brown Janeway
  • The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak      
  • The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
  • Chocolat by Joanne Harris
  • These is My Words by Nancy Turner
  • Tara Road by Maeve Binchy
  • Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
  • The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  • Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
  • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  • House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  • The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich                       
  • Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg
  • Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
  • The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg
  • A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
  • Serena by Ron Rash
  • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins and Matthew Sweet