Page Turners 2022

From January-October, our Page Turners general book group meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30pm at the library. The next day, Wednesday at 1pm, we host a session at the Stoughton Area Senior Center. Discussion titles are available near the Information Desk on the top floor. If you have questions or would like to be added to our email reminder list for this group, please call 608-873-6281 or email storef [at]

January 25-26: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood. A beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives.

Feb 22-23: Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys. Inspired by, but independent of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, the author tells the story of the childhood and marriage of the first Mrs. Rochester, the West Indian Creole heiress who went insane in a haunting, intense, and tragic tropical world. Bonus: read Jane Eyre or watch a film version for comparison.

Mar 22-23: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. A beautifully transporting historical fiction novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.

Apr 26-27: Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys. From the author of Between Shades of Gray comes a gripping, extraordinary portrait of love, silence, and secrets under a Spanish dictatorship.

May 24-25: Dancing at the Pity Party: A Dead Mom Graphic Memoir by Tyler Feder. Part poignant cancer memoir and part humorous reflection on a motherless life, this debut graphic novel is extraordinarily comforting and engaging.

Jun 28-29: Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker. The heartrending nonfiction account of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease.       

Jul 26-27: The Liar’s Dictionary by Eley Williams. A modern day intern is tasked with removing false dictionary entries inserted by a Victorian era lexicographer, uncovering secrets about his life in the process.

Aug 23-24: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid. A Black babysitter is accused of kidnapping the white child in her care. The child’s mother vows to make things right in the ensuing social media storm—but can she be trusted?

Sep 27-28: The Yellow House: A Memoir by Sarah M. Broom. A hundred years of history through the lens of the author’s family and their relationship to a home in a neglected area of New Orleans.

Oct 25-26: The Sentence by Louise Erdrich. A bookseller tries to solve the mystery of her small independent bookstore haunted by the ghost of their most annoying customer.

November dates to be determined: This year’s “Go Big Read” title How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith. An unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks that tells the story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nation’s collective history.