Upcoming Discussions

Friday, 3/17/2017, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Amitav Ghosh, THE GLASS PALACE (2000)



Friday, 4/7/2017, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Paula Whyman, YOU MAY SEE A STRANGER (2016)

Friday, 4/28/2017, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

David Szalay, ALL THAT MAN IS (2016)

Friday, 5/19/2017, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Alexander Weinstein, CHILDREN OF THE NEW WORLD (2016)

Friday, 6/9/2017, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Francesca Marciano, THE OTHER LANGUAGE (2014)


Friday, 8/11/2017, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Nathan Hill, THE NIX (2016)



Friday, 9/15/2017, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Thomas Hardy, THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE (1878), first half

Friday, 9/29/2017, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Thomas Hardy, THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE (1878), second half

Friday, 10/20/2017, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Damian Wilkins, MAX GATE (2016)

Friday, 11/10/2017, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Thomas Hardy, TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES (1891)

Friday, 12/8/2017, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Christopher Nicholson, WINTER (2016)

Who We Are:

A reading group at the library in Norfolk, Connecticut.

Who Can Join:

Anyone. Anytime. While most of the members come from Norfolk, the group is open to anyone living in northwestern Connecticut, southwestern Massachusetts, or anywhere, New Hartford to Millbrook, Pittsfield to Roxbury, weekenders or full-timers.

What We Do:

We read books--then we discuss, analyze, push the boundaries of what we believe, what we know, and what we want to know. Oh, and we eat. And sometimes even drink.

Where We Meet:

At the Norfolk library, 9 Greenwoods Road East, Norfolk, Connecticut--just across US-44 from the town green and catercorner to the congregational church. For more information, call the library at 860-542-5075.

When We Meet:

Select Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The group started as a brown-bag-and-book group. These days, nobody brings a lunch but there's always a treat brought to share. Look on the right-hand side of this page for the exact schedule.

How to Use This Site:

The main page has the blog posts running down it. At the bottom, you click back to subsequent sets of posts. At the top, you'll see some links for the forthcoming and past. And at the end of each blog post, you'll find tags that group various posts together. Click on one and you'll find every post that mentions that author or that work.

Who I Am:

Mark Scarbrough, the discussion wrangler, an erstwhile Southerner living in New England chill, and an erstwhile lit professor who chucked it all to become a full-time writer. To find out how that story turned out, click here.