Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Saturday Samplers Book Group to Meet

Bernardsville Library’s book discussion group, Saturday Samplers, will meet on Saturday, April 2 at 3:30 pm to discuss Child 44 (2008) by Tom Rob Smith.

A relentless page-turner and a thriller unlike any other, the novel is set in Stalin’s Soviet Union and stars a war hero named Leo who is suddenly denounced and demoted by his enemies. Formerly a rising star in the MGB, the State Security force, Leo is assigned to look into the death of a child whose parents insist he has been murdered—a crime that is not supposed to exist in the Soviet state. Leo must scramble to identify what turns out to be a serial killer. Writer Scott Turow described the book as follows: “Child 44 is a remarkable debut novel—inventive edgy, and relentlessly gripping from the first page to the last.”

Led by Readers’ Services Assistant, Evelyn Fischel, Saturday Samplers is a book discussion group dedicated to sampling various kinds of literature, including short stories, nonfiction, new and old novels, and even teen fiction. Its goal is to search out interesting, noteworthy, and sometimes overlooked books. Readers can find information about the group and about the books and authors on the reading list at http://saturdaysamplers.blogspot.com/. No sign-up is needed to join the discussion. Call the library at 766-0118 for more information.

There is no charge to attend the discussion, and no sign-up is needed. The group will meet in the Library’s Community Room.

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