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Literary Pairings Book Discussion Group

Literary Pairings Book Discussion Group In-Person

Literary Pairings Book Discussion Group generally meets in person on the second Wednesday of the month from 7 to 8:30 pm from September through June, unless otherwise noted. Some meetings may be on Zoom, depending on the weather. Participants will read an assigned classic one month followed by a contemporary read-alike similar in theme, plot and/or characters the following month. Facilitators Nancy Christy and librarian Ben Hanley will lead the discussions and prepare questions. Participants are encouraged to bring their own questions as well. 


2023-2024 Pairings

September/October: Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole AND Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

November/December: Kindred by Octavia Butler AND Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

January/February: The Jungle by Upton Sinclair AND American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

March/April: Dubliners by James Joyce AND Sabrina & Corina by Kali Fajardo-Anstine

May/June: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs AND Memphis by Tara Stringfellow


Please contact Ben Hanley at bhanley@barringtonlibrary.org or 401-247-1920 x2 to be placed on the waiting list.

Dates & Times:
7:00pm - 8:30pm, Wednesday, September 13, 2023
7:00pm - 8:30pm, Wednesday, October 11, 2023
7:00pm - 8:30pm, Wednesday, November 8, 2023
7:00pm - 8:30pm, Wednesday, December 13, 2023
7:00pm - 8:30pm, Wednesday, January 10, 2024
7:00pm - 8:30pm, Wednesday, February 14, 2024
7:00pm - 8:30pm, Wednesday, March 13, 2024
7:00pm - 8:30pm, Wednesday, April 10, 2024
7:00pm - 8:30pm, Wednesday, May 8, 2024
6:30pm - 8:00pm, Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Residential Properties Meeting Room
  Book Discussions  

Registration is required. There are 2 seats available.

Event Organizer

Ben Hanley

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