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The Banister Book Group meets at the Library Annex at 18 Common St. (next to the library) on the last Wednesday of every month, from 11am-12pm. Each month, copies of the chosen title are available for pickup at the library. New members always welcome! 



His Majesty's Airship: The Life and Tragic Death of the World's Largest Flying Machine

by S.C. Gwynne

The tragic fate of the British airship R101 -- which went down in a spectacular fireball in 1930, killing more people than died in the Hindenburg disaster seven years later -- has been largely forgotten. In His Majesty's Airship, S.C. Gwynne resurrects it in vivid detail, telling the epic story of great ambition gone terribly wrong [...] and the doomed love story between an ambitious British officer and a married Romanian princess at its heart. "A Promethean tale of unlimited ambitions and technical limitations, airy dreams and explosive endings." -- Wall Street Journal



The Christmas Train

by David Baldacci

Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington to Los Angeles in time for Christmas. Forced to travel by train, he begins a journey of rude awakenings, thrilling adventures, and holiday magic. He has no idea that the locomotives pulling him across America will actually take him into the rugged terrain of his own heart, as he rediscovers people's essential goodness and someone very special he believed he had lost. Filled with memorable characters who have packed their bags with as much wisdom as mischief, [The Christmas Train] shows how we do get second chances to fulfill our deepest hopes and dreams, especially during this season of miracles.


Click on each year below to view the titles read and discussed by the Banister Book Group.

Please note that not every list is complete. 

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