Facts and Fibs Book Group

Biographies, autobiographies and memoirs


Meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 3:30pm

Hosted by Mary Ann Pleva and Ginny Bliss

Email staff@ivorytonlibrary.org if you would like to join us.


May 21


by Henry David Thoreau



June 18

Four Seasons in Rome

by Anthony Doerr



July 16


by Cassidy Hutchinson



Books Read in The Facts and Fibs Book Club:

Heartland – Sarah Smarsh

Lean In – Sheryl Sandberg

Mennonite in a Little Black Dress -Rhonda Janzen

Year of the Monkey – Patti Smith

Year of Magical Thinking – Joan Didion

Five Thousand Days Like This One – Jane Brox

Born Standing Up – Steve Martin

Educated – Tera Westover

The Yellow House – Sarah M. Broom

Animal Vegetable Miracle – Barbara Kingsolver

Equal Justice Under Law – Constance Baker Motley
       Or Constance Baker Motley – Gary Ford, Jr.

The Girl With Seven Names – Hyeonsea Lee

Life with Picasso – Francoise Gilot

Unorthodox: the Scandolous Rejection of my Hasidic Roots – Deborah Feldman 

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou

A Woman in Business – Virginia Hale

A Moveable Feast – Ernest Hemingway

The Doctors Blackwell – Janice P. Nimura

The Sound of Gravel –Ruth Wariner

Bad Feminist – Roxanne Gay

The Elephant Whisperer – Lawrence Anthony

Mill Town –Kerri Arsenault 

Hero of the Empire –Candice Millard

The Elephant Whisperer– Lawrence Anthony

Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt 

Girls of Tender Age – Mary-Ann Tirone Smith

The Map Thief – Michael Blanden

Somebody’s Daughter – Ashley Ford

Nomadland – Jessica Bruder

Fire Shut Up in My Bones – Charles M. Blow

The Liars’ Club – Mary Karr

There is Nothing For You Here – Fiona Hill

A Girl Named Faithful Plum – Richard Bernstein

In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss – Amy Bloom

Travels with George: In Search of Washington and his Legacy – Nathaniel Philbrick

Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words – Joni Mitchell

Chasing Me to my Grave – Winfred Rembert

Travels With Charley – by John Steinbeck

Born a Crime – by Trevor Noah

Spare – by Prince Harry

Making the Mummies Dance – by Thomas Hoving

Guantanamo Diary – by Peter Ganim

The Tender Bar – by J.R. Moehringer

The Glass Castle – by Jeanette Walls

Wait Till Next Year – by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Darkness – by William Styron

If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t) – by Betty White