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Sunday Author Talks 2014-15

The Paul Pratt Memorial Library is proud to present the 2014-15 season of our popular Sunday Author Talks series beginning October 5, 2014 at 4:00 pm. All talks are followed by a wine & cheese reception and book signing. Admission is free. Seating is limited. Sunday Author Talks is generously sponsored by Dean & Hamilton Realtors and The Cook Estate. In kind sponsorship is provided by A Taste For Wine & Spirits.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Alex Beam American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church.

This book tells the brutal history of Mormon origins and the self-proclaimed prophet, Joseph Smith, reviled, loved, and feared patriarch and founder of the Mormon Church.

New York Times Sunday Book Review by Benjamin Moser Patriarch and Pariah. July 3, 2014.

Chicago Tribune Review: American Crucifixion by Alex Beam by Mark Jacob. April 18, 2014.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Barbara Shapiro The Art Forger

The Art Forger is a tale of an Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist that spans three centuries of forgers, thieves, and collectors.


Boston Globe Review Barbara Shapiro Finds Success with Her Sixth Novel by Jan Gardner. August 17, 2013.

New York Times Sunday Book Review Rogue's Gallery by Maxwell Carter. Dec. 28, 2012.

Maine Crime Writers An Interview with Barbara Shapiro, author of The Art Forger, by MCWriTers. Oct. 31, 2012.


Library Book Group

Join us for coffee and discussion on the last Wednesday of every month at 10:00 am. All are welcome. Call the reference librarian for more information about this month's selection.

Ready Reads for Book Groups

Finding enough books for your book group has just become easier!

Now, local book group leaders may browse titles, select, and reserve a set of 10 books by using KitKeeper. Click here to begin . "Ready Reads” are sets of 10 paperback copies of popular books accompanied by reading discussion guides.  Kits circulate for 4 weeks. Call the Reference Librarian for more information.  


Overbooked - “A website for ravenous readers.”

Bookspot - Features quick links to the best book-related sites. Includes book reviews in national newspapers and periodicals, first chapters, author and publisher information and more.

Reader's Advice - - Search by author, series, or genre for read-a-likes and series lists.

WEB SITE FOR BOOK CLUBS - “The online community for reading groups.”