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Tales & Talk Book Discussion Group

Tales & Talk is a book discussion group sponsored by the Johnson City Public Library.

Membership is open to all adults. The group meets 6 times a year on the 2nd or 3rd Thursday of September, October, November, March, April and May. One of the groups meets in the  morning and the other in the evening. Both groups will read the same book.

The books to be discussed will be available to group members to borrow or to purchase.

Group members may continue the discussions on our blog, Tales & Cyber-talk.

For more information call (423)434-4454, send an e-mail to phoneroom or inquire at the Information Desk on the 2nd floor of the library.

Spring 2015 Discussion Books:

Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

March 12, 2015 at 10:30 am
March 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm

The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan

April 9, 2015 at 10:30 am
April 16, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Sound of a Train by Gilbert Girion

May 14, 2015 at 10:30 am
May 21, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Previous Titles Discussed:

Fall 2014

The Lemon Orchard by Luanne Rice

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Big Brother by Lionel Shriver

Spring 2014

The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien

Defending Jacob by William Landay

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Fall 2013

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman