Book Cover for Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy

Winter Book Discussion


Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Conference Room - Administration Wing
Migrations is a beautiful novel about isolation, grief, regret, climate change, and the lengths we will go to in order to escape or find ourselves. A perfect winter read!

About the Book 

Please join us for a discussion of the book Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy! 

The book centers on Franny Stone, a complicated protagonist with a mysterious past. She boards a fishing vessel in Greenland with the singular mission of following what might be the last migration of Artic Terns to Antarctica. The novel slips through time as we learn more about Franny’s past and what led to her going on such an isolating voyage. We learn of an absentee family, a passionate love affair, and a devastating crime. As you get sucked into the story, you soon realize that there is much more to Franny and her desire to follow a bird migration to the end of the world. It is a beautiful, haunting novel full of surprises and will engross you in her world from the beginning. It is heartbreaking and somehow both epic and intimate. 

Bud Werner Library will provide a loan copy for the discussion, and it is also available in audio and ebook formats. Open to the public and anyone interested in diving into this exceptional novel. The discussion will be led by Erina Alkema, the Adult Services Associate Librarian, in an informal, open format where we will have a cozy chat among fellow book lovers with a few guided questions. 

Please register online, and I hope to see you there! 

Once you register, you will be added to the book club group and receive reminders about the upcoming discussion!

About the Club 


Welcome! The Bud Werner Book Discussion Group meets once a month and is facilitated by Bud Werner Library's Adult Services Associate Librarian, Erina Alkema. Open to anyone interested in participating, this group currently meets in the evening and is designed to be a casual, guided chat about our latest book selection. No need to attend all of the discussions, just pick the ones that interest you! We will have 10 copies available for loan, plus ebook and audiobook copies. Sign up at the circulation desk, call 970-367-4907, or use the registration button at the top of this page.