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This book discussion group meets the first Tuesday of the month from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. at the Peoria Public Library Lakeview Branch. For more information, contact Nancy by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 309-231-3263.
First Tuesday of each month, February - December (No meeting in January) except second Tuesday of July (July 10) and second Tuesday of November (November 13)
February 6 The Plague by Albert Camus
March 6 Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel - (Peoria Reads book)
April 3 The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
May 1 Love Anthony by Lisa Genova
June 5 The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore
*July 10 Little Man, What Now? by Hans Fallada
August 7 The Best of It: New and Selected Poems by Kay Ryan
September 4 What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman
October 2 Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
*November 13 Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
December 4 Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
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