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What Are the Book Clubs Reading?

Thu, 02/02/2023 - 12:31
Inside the East Hampton Library.
David E. Rattray

Book lovers looking to share their passion for the written word with others have several opportunities to do so in the coming weeks.

Quick readers can pick up a copy of the Australian author Jane Harper's mystery thriller "The Dry" in advance of Wednesday's online meet-up of the East Hampton Library's Mystery Book Club at 6 p.m. The book was adapted for the screen in 2020, so there's a bonus for those who enjoy the story. A Zoom link will be sent 15 minutes beforehand.

Looking ahead to Feb. 22, the library's science-fiction book group will meet in person to discuss Gregory Benford's "Timescape," a book that takes on "the truth behind time itself," according to Amazon.

BookHampton's book club will also meet in person, not at the library but at the LongHouse Reserve on Hand's Creek Road on Feb. 14 at 6 p.m., to talk about this month's selection, "Age of Vice" by Deepti Kapoor. The shop, which has copies available for purchase, describes the book as "an epic, action-packed story propelled by the seductive wealth, startling corruption, and bloodthirsty violence of the Wadia family — loved by some, loathed by others, feared by all." It is set in New Delhi. Details and a link to R.S.V.P. are on the BookHampton website.

The Montauk Library's Classics Zoom Book Group with Carolyn Balducci will discuss Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God" next Thursday at 4 p.m. The book to read in March is "Dracula" by Bram Stoker. Ms. Balducci can be contacted by emailing at [email protected] at least 30 minutes prior to the book group meeting for the Zoom link.

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