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The Open Fiction Book Group

Please Note: As the state of MA opens back up, and COVID-19 restrictions are removed, the Open Fiction Book Group will ease back into in-person meetings outside (weather permitting), upstairs on the Patio at Odyssey Bookshop for the months of June, July, and August. The rain plan is to meet on zoom in the case of inclement weather, and Chrysler will make the call the day before based on the forecast. Email if you are not already on the Open Fiction Book Group email list but would like to receive information about upcoming meetings. 

The Open Fiction Book Group reads one paperback novel a month and its discussions are led by local author Chrysler Szarlan. The group typically meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6 p.m. It's free and everyone is welcome to join.

Each selection of the Open Fiction Book Group discussion group is discounted 20% at the Odyssey Bookshop. Click on the link below to order online. Use code BOOKCLUB to apply the discount at checkout.


Recent Book Selections:


April 27: The Friend by Sigrid Nunez 

May 25: Down The River Unto The Sea by Walter Mosley 

June 22: The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

September 29: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, by Olga Tokarczuk

October 26: Her Sister's Tattoo, Elli Meeropol 

November : Beloved, by Toni Morrison

December 14 (7 PM): The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths (Anual joint meeting with the Crime Club)


January 25: The Water Dancer, by Ta-nehisi Coates 

March 29 (rescheduled): The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

April 26: The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse, by Louise Erdrich

May 24: The Night Tiger, by Yangsze Choo

June 28: The Storied Life of AJ Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin (In-person meeting, outside and upstairs on the patio at Odyssey Bookshop!)

July 26: The House In the Cerulean Sea, by TJ Klune (In-person meeting, outside and upstairs on the patio at Odyssey Bookshop!)

August 23: The Summer Book, by Tove Janssen (In-person meeting, outside and upstairs on the patio at Odyssey Bookshop!)

Click here to see a list of previous selections.