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March 19, 2015 - "The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Third Thursday Book Group - 1pm

For the March 19th meeting, the Library's Third Thursday Book Group will be reading The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer's son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author's other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax's books in existence. Soon Daniel's seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona's darkest secrets--an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love.

 " Wonderous... masterful... The Shadow of the Wind is ultimately a love letter to literature , intended for readers as passionate about storytelling as its young hero." -- Entertainment Weekly (Editor's Choice).
 "One gorgeous read." --Stephen King

Newcomers are always welcome, and you can pick up a copy of the book at the main desk.

Wed. March 4 at 1pm and Thursday March 5 at 6:30 pm

Our new book group for readers of non-fiction continues with Frozen in Time. You’ll have two choices of meeting times: Wed. March 4 at 1pm and Thursday March 5 at 6:30 pm.

In Nov. 1942 a U.S. cargo plane crashed into the Greenland ice cap, the B-17 sent on the search-and-rescue mission got caught in a storm and also crashed, miraculously all nine men aboard surrived. A second rescue operation was launched, but the plane, the Grumman Duck, flew into a storm and vanished. The survivors of the B-17 spent 148 days fighting to stay alive while waiting for rescue by famed explorer Bernt Balchen. Then in 2012 the U.S. Coast Guard and North South Polar mount an expedition to solve the mystery of the vanished plane and recover the remains of the lost plane's crew.

For more information, email dhiett@hampsteadlibrary.orgor call 603/329-6411.

Join the group at any time; newcomers are always welcome. Bring ideas for books you'd like to discuss to the meetings.

Upcoming Book group selections

Here's the list of the upcoming titles for our Third Thursday Book Group:

April - Spring Read Month-Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

May – The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

June – The Distant Hours by Kate Morton

The Non-Fiction Book Group meets the first week of the month, Wednesday and Thursday.
Here are future titles:

April - Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown