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Bowling Green Public Library

Book Club Meetings

The Bowling Green Library Book Club is open to all who are interested. The book club meets the 3rd Thursday of the month, at 6 p.m., here at the library.

NEXT MEETING: May 16, 2024

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A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell, but must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?

Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations.

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2024 Selections

January 18

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

February 15

Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

March 21

Rust: A Memoir of Steel and Grit by Eliese Goldbach




April 18

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

May 16

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

June 20

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury




July 18

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

August 15

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

September 19

The Sisters of Summit Avenue by Lynn Cullen




October 17

Dracula by Bram Stoker

November 21

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman


No book club meeting, instead we we will have a holiday get together. Details to follow.




Looking ahead:

January 2025: The Unstoppable Eliza Haycraft by Diana Dempsey

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