Greenwich Library forms new fiction book club

June 21, 2016 GMT

GREENWICH — Do you have an addiction to fiction? Then Greenwich Library has a new book club just for you, one that is promising a fun, casual discussion of a good story.

Launched by librarians Joanne Gaither and Robin Terzi, Fiction Addiction will hold its second meeting on July 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s meeting room. The meeting is free and open to anyone who wants to attend and discuss “A Man Called Ove”, an international bestseller written by Fredrik Backman.

The event is part of an effort to establish a fiction book club. There are already five book clubs for adults at Greenwich Library, the Foreign Affairs Book Discussion Group, the Friends Book Group, Great Books Discussion Group, Next Chapter Book Group and the Amici Del Libro Italian Language Book Group. But this is a new style for the library.

“It’s contemporary fiction,” Gaither said. “We really enjoy reading and we thought it would be interesting to get this out there casually and let people have fun with it. We want the group to be involved and have a voice in the selections we have for it. We want this to be casual and if people are interested in the book they are more than welcome to come and join us. We don’t want this to be too formal.”

Greenwich Library and its branches have 25 copies of “A Man Called Ove”, including three in large print, available for checkout. Additionally, there are downloadable audiobooks and e-book options of the title that are available.

Future meetings will also focus on books that have been collaboratively chosen.

More information is available by emailing Gaither at jgaither@greenwichlibrary.org or by calling her at 203-622-7994.