Book discussion

Next “Fiction Reflects Life” book

The Attleboro Public Library will host an evening book discussion program at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 8, in the trustee room led by Christine LeFort, reader services coordinator and fiction buyer for the library.

This is the next book in the second series of the “Fiction Reflects Life” book discussions dealing with relevant topics.

The chosen book will be “Ellen Foster” by Kaye Gibbons. To register, call 508-222-0157.

Description of the book from

“When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy. I would figure out this or that way and run it down through my head until it got easy.” So begins the tale of Ellen Foster, the brave and engaging heroine of Kay Gibbons’s first novel, which won the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Institute of Arts and Letters. Wise, funny, affectionate, and true, Ellen Foster is, as Walker Percy called it, “The real thing. Which is to say, a lovely, sometimes heartwrenching novel. . . . [Ellen Foster] is as much a part of the backwoods South as a Faulkner character—and a good deal more endearing.”