Bookin’ and Cookin’ is a unique fiction discussion group. Not only are books selected by the members for the discussion, but members also bring a food to share that they feel is somehow related to the book.

When & Where

The Bookin’ and Cookin’ group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. in the meeting room of Fairborn Community Library.

For additional information, please email Jane Kline at jmk9991@gmail.com.

Upcoming Discussions


July 06, 2017 – 6:00 p.m.

Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker

Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker

By Jennifer Chiaverini

Chosen as the personal modiste for Mary Todd Lincoln, freedwoman Elizabeth Keckley is drawn into the intimate life of the Lincoln family as she supports Mary in the loss of her husband from the assassination that stunned the nation and the world.


August 03, 2017 – 6:00 p.m.

Small Blessings

Small Blessings

By Martha Woodroof

Resigning himself to a life of regrets with a heavily dependent wife whose neuroses were exacerbated by his infidelity, English professor Tom Putnam hopes for renewal through a new friendship, only to learn that his former mistress bore him a son a decade earlier.


September 07, 2017 – 6:00 p.m.

The Widow

The Widow

By Fiona Barton

After Jean’s husband dies, the community wants to know the real truth about the crime he was suspected of—but Jean has secrets of her own.


October 05, 2017 – 6:00 p.m.

Wilde Lake

Wilde Lake

By Laura Lippman

Seeking to establish herself during a first case against a mentally ill drifter accused of murder, newly elected state’s attorney Lu Brant struggles through painful memories about a mysterious death that overshadowed her family.


November 02, 2017 – 6:00 p.m.

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

By Fredrik Backman

Seven-year-old Elsa’s grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters, sending the girl on a journey that brings to life the world of her grandmother’s fairy tales.


December 07, 2017 – 6:00 p.m.

At the Edge of the Orchard

At the Edge of the Orchard

By Tracy Chevalier

Settling in the swamps of early 19th-century northwest Ohio, the Goodenough family works relentlessly to establish an apple orchard that reflects respective dreams before their youngest child heads to Gold Rush California to collect seeds for a naturalist.