What is the power of one book? Can it do more than enlighten and entertain individual readers? Can it impact the heart and soul of a community, help us to open new lines of communication and lay the groundwork for a stronger and better Forsyth County? We believe that On the Same Page, the Library's community book reading program, has the potential to do just that. On the Same Page seeks to broaden appreciation of literature through the shared experience of reading and discussing a single work of literature. It offers us a unique opportunity to see things through a different perspective, one that will only expand our understanding of the world around us.
The Forsyth County Public Library also sponsors an annual celebration of poetry that complements On the Same page, called On the Same Poem, in which participants read and discuss a single poem.
Now in its 18th year, On the Same Page continues!
2018 Book Selection
Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link
September 8 through October 20, 2018
Following the heartwarming conclusion to her Deborah Knott
series, New York Times bestselling author Margaret Maron returns with a thrilling new mystery
featuring NYPD detective Sigrid Harald.
Sigrid is still reeling from the untimely death of her lover, acclaimed painter Oscar Nauman, when she is called to investigate the deaths of two homeless men in the West Village. The police at first assume an overdose, until they realize that one of the men shows no signs of drug use. Then when containers of poisoned takeout food are found nearby, Sigrid's case is suddenly much more complicated. As Sigrid investigates, she uncovers an intriguing neighborhood history: a haughty mafia widow and her disgraced godson, a retired opera star with dark secrets, an unsolved hit-and-run, and the possible discovery of a long-missing painting that will rock the art world. Soon the case is fraught with myriad suspects and motives. Who killed the two homeless men, and why? And which one was the intended victim? Or was the poisoned food meant for someone else entirely?
Throwing herself into the murder investigation to distract herself from her personal grief, Sigrid still can't stop wondering what led Nauman across the country to the winding mountain road that took his life. Until she meets a man who may hold the answers she seeks . . .
Join us this fall for a month-long series of programs, including book discussions, a murder mystery party, and Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors featuring author Margaret Maron! It all begins August 20 with our kickoff event, “An Afternoon with Michael Malone” at 3:00 pm at Reynolda Manor Branch. It all culminates on September 30 with our finale event, “Death at the Library: A Murder Mystery Party”, held at 6:00 pm at the brand-new Central Library! Click here for a full schedule of On the Same Page book discussions, film screenings, lectures, and other related events!
Take Out: A Sigrid Harald Novel by Margaret Maron
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
Serena by Ron Rash
The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
The Road to Devotion by Cameron Kent
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
The Land Breakers by John Ehle
In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee