FIND copies of Defending Jacob in all formats at the three Brookline libraries.

Visit the Brookline Reads Blog.



2014 Brookline Reads panel

BORN TO BE BAD? Psychiatrist Ron Schouten, M.D. answers a question posed by moderator Hank Phillippi Ryan at the 2014 Brookline Reads panel, Born to be Bad? Exploring Parenting, Ethics and the Law. 80-85 people packed Hunneman Hall for the event held on Monday, February 24.



Calendar of Events

Film Screening: The Good Son (1993)

Thu 3/6 7:00 PM: Coolidge Corner Branch Library

Starring Macaulay Culkin.

An Evening With William Landay, Author of Defending Jacob

Wed 3/12 7:00 PM: Brookline High School Auditorium

Join William Landay for an evening of lively discussion.


Participating Book Groups

Putterham / Council on Aging Book Group

Mon 2/24 2:00 PM: Putterman Branch Meeting Room

Coolidge Corner Book Group

Mon 2/24 2:15 PM: Coolidge Corner Branch Meeting Room

Main Library Book Group

Mon 3/3 7:00 PM: Main Library Conference Room

Read and Meet Book Group for 20s and 30s

Thu 3/20 7:00 PM: Coolidge Corner Branch Meeting Room



Past Brookline Reads selections:

* 2013 The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love (2011) by Kristin Kimball

* 2011 The Imperfectionists (2010) by Tom Rachman

* 2009 Theme: Mystery and Mayhem in Boston (In 2009 we asked people to read Boston-area mysteries by Linda Barnes, William Tapply, William Martin and Cynthia Peale (Nancy Zaroulis) and explore how the city informs the personalities of the characters and drives the plot.)

* 2008 The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game (2006) by Michael Lewis

* 2007 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking Glass (1871) by Lewis Carroll

* 2006 Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2006) by Lisa See

* 2005 North Star Conspiracy (1993) by Miriam Grace Monfredo

* 2004 Snow in August (1997) by Pete Hamill