This Month’s Book Club Selection

Wednesday August 21, 2019 7:00 p.m. Library Board Room

The Girl in Green by Derek B. Miller

1991. One hundred miles from the Kuwaiti border, Thomas Benton meets Arwood Hobbes. Benton is a British journalist who is starting an ambitious career reporting from war zones, resulting in the estrangement of his wife and daughter; Arwood is a naive small-town American private bored out of his skull waiting for something—anything—to happen. Desert Storm is over, peace has been declared, but as they argue about whether it makes sense to cross the nearest border in search of an ice cream, they become embroiled in a horrific attack in which a young local girl in a green dress is killed as they are trying to protect her. The two men walk away into their respective lives. But something has cracked for them both.

Twenty-two years later, in another place, in another war, they meet again as changed men. Time, politics, or maybe fate is now offering an unlikely opportunity to redeem themselves when that same girl in green is found alive and in need of salvation. Or is she? – from the publisher

Join us for our next book club meeting on August 21 at 7:00 pm in the Library Board Room. You can pick up a copy of the book at the Corvallis Library 2nd floor Reference Desk.

What Should We Read Next?


The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Book Club is open to everyone! We meet to discuss various books each third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Boardroom. Books are provided by the library and will be available for pick up four weeks preceding the monthly meeting. You can pick up a copy of the book at the Corvallis Library 2nd floor Reference Desk.

Questions? Contact us at the 2nd floor Reference desk. Phone: 541-766-6793; email:

Already in a book club? You can check out sets of books from previous CBCPL book club meetings. The bags contain 8-12 copies of a book club title, and can be checked out for 2 months.

2019 Book Club Schedule

All meetings are at 7:00pm in the Library Board Room.

Jan. 16 Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
Feb. 20 Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
Mar. 20 Colossus of New York by Colson Whitehead
April 17 Piano Tide by Kathleen Dean Moore
May 15 A Murder in My Hometown by Rebecca Morris
June 19 Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict
July 17 City of Thieves by David Benioff
Aug. 21 The Girl in Green by Derek B. Miller
Sept. 18 Tornado Weather by Deborah Elaine Kennedy
Oct. 16 Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Nov. 20 The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson