Worlds of Books

Worlds of Books is a discussion group for bibliophiles of all kinds. We plan to read and talk about books from any genre-mystery, romance, science, history, biography, humor, and anything else we can think of. When possible, we have an author join us or share a recorded interview.
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ACCESSIBLE WORLD PRESENTS WORLDS OF BOOKS discussing THE BUDDHA IN THE ATTIC by Julie Otsuka Hosted on Sunday, August 19, 2012

We will discuss THE BUDDHA IN THE ATTIC by Julie Otsuka. This Historical Fiction is just over four hours long. The BARD annotation says:

In the early 1900s a group of Japanese women, mainly daughters of Buddhist farmers, sail to San Francisco as mail-order brides. Most discover a life of
hard labor and prejudice. their children grow up American--but then come the World War II Internment camps. PEN/Faulkner Award. Bestseller. 2011.
Download The Buddha in the Attic, DB73858.

It is also available from bookshare.

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Worlds of Books The Picture of Dorian Gray Hosted on Sunday, July 15, 2012

Worlds of Books The Picture of Dorian Gray

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WORLDS OF BOOKS PRESENTS AUTHOR LYNN AUSTIN Hosted on Sunday, June 24, 2012

A Live interview with author Lynn Austin

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ACCESSIBLE WORLD AND WORLDS OF BOOKS PRESENTS INNOCENT MAN BY JOHN GRISHAM, DB63332 Hosted on Sunday, June 17, 2012

we discussed John Grisham’s THE INNOCENT MAN: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town. The BARD blurb reads, “In 1982, a twenty-one-year-old cocktail waitress was raped and murdered in Ada, Oklahoma. Five years later, a former Oakland A's pitcher and his friend

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WORLDS OF BOOKS DISCUSSES A WOMAN’S PLACE BY LYNN AUSTIN, DB 67644 Hosted on Friday, May 25, 2012

Join us for the next meeting of “Worlds of Books” on Sunday, May 20, 2012, at 5:00 EDT. we will discuss A WOMAN’S PLACE by Lynn Austin, DB67644; the book is also available from bookshare. The story describes the lives of four women who have to adjust to major changes in their roles during World War II.

We look forward to a lively discussion. If you have questions, contact Mickey Prahin (mprahin@gcfn.org) or Vicky Prahin (Prahin@hadley.edu).

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WORLDS OF BOOKS PRESENTS THE ZOO KEEPER’S WIFE Hosted on Sunday, March 18, 2012

This month’s book is THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE: A WAR STORY by Diane Ackerman. The author describes the efforts of a Warsaw couple to hide Jewish citizens during the Holocaust. Their commitment saved more than 300 lives.
Find this book on BARD as DB65354.
It is also available from bookshare.

We have had several good discussions and hope you will join us this time. If you have questions, contact either Mickey Prahin at mprahin@gcfn.org or Vicky Prahin at prahin@hadley.edu.

Download worlds-books-031812.mp3 13.43 MB Hosted on Sunday, March 18, 2012

WORLDS OF BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP DISCUSSES YEAR OF WONDERS BY GERALDINE BROOKS, DB 54834 Hosted on Sunday, February 19, 2012

We will discuss Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague
by Geraldine Brooks. The NLS summary says “Derbyshire, England; 1666. Anna Frith, an eighteen-year-old widow with two children, is a servant at the rectory. In her account of the plague's arrival
and the villagers' difficult choice of quarantine, she shows what can happen to faith and human kindness in times of widespread death and desperation.”
The book is available from BARD as DB54834.
It is also available from bookshare.

Download worlds-books-021912-year-wonders.mp3 26.57 MB Hosted on Sunday, February 19, 2012

WORLD OF BOOKS THE SECRET BETWEEN US by Barbara Delinsky Hosted on Sunday, January 15, 2012

Join us in a discussion of THE SECRET BETWEEN US by Barbara Delinsky. A mother’s efforts to protect her daughter become more and more tangled. How would you react in a similar situation? Are all of the threads finally unsnarled? The book is available on the BARD site as DB66558. It is also available from bookshare.

We welcome your views, interpretations, and insights. If you have questions, contact either Mickey Prahin at mprahin@gcfn.org or Vicky Prahin at prahin@hadley.edu.

Download worldsofbooks-011512.mp3 12.43 MB Hosted on Sunday, January 15, 2012

WORLD OF BOOKS discussion of EVEN SILENCE HAS AN END by Ingrid Betancourt. Hosted on Sunday, November 20, 2011

Please join us in a discussion of EVEN SILENCE HAS AN END by Ingrid Betancourt. Ms. Betancourt relates how she survived six years in the South American jungles as a captive of a radical guerrilla group. Her story is a riveting and fascinating tale of how one woman maintained her courage and hope.
Find it on the BARD site by searching for  DB72302. 

Download worldsofbooks-112011.mp3 7.81 MB Hosted on Sunday, November 20, 2011

ACCESSIBLE WORLD PRESENTS WORLDS OF BOOKS Discussing THE WINTER QUEEN by Boris Akunin Hosted on Friday, October 14, 2011

Please join us in a discussion of THE WINTER QUEEN by Boris Akunin, translated from the Russian. Find it on the BARD site by searching for  DB58580.  It is also available on bookshare.

The story takes in Moscow in 1876. Twenty-year-old novice detective Erast Fandorin investigates the case of university student Pyotr Kokorin, who committed suicide and inexplicably left his fortune to an English philanthropist. After witnessing another violent act, Fandorin suspects espionage and travels across Europe to London to test his hypothesis.

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