Launched in 2020, the Contemporary Fiction Discussion Group (CFDG) enjoys lively and thought-provoking conversations about celebrated novels by prize-winning international authors. The group currently meets via Zoom at 3 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month and welcomes new members. The first meeting of 2021 is set for Jan. 20 and the library invites interested readers to contact for more information.

Maureen Anne Jennings facilitates the CFDG. She is an author and editor who lives in Rockland. Her fiction includes "Bartender Wanted" and "One Too Many," as well as work published in various anthologies.

The early 2021 schedule launches with "State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett on Jan. 20; "The Yellow House: A Memoir" by Sarah Broome on Feb. 17; "Agent Running in the Field" by John Le Carre on March 17; and "Girl, Woman, Other" by Bernardine Evaristo on April 21.

The CFDG’s 2020 reading list covered novels that received or were finalists for major international literary prizes, such as the Pulitzer, Booker, National Book, Pen Faulkner, and Dublin International Literary awards. Selected titles included "Sing, Unburied Sing," "The Underground Railroad," "Elsey Come Home," "An American Marriage," "The Friend," "Fates and Furies," "Exit West," "Machines Like Me," "Behold the Dreamers" and "Clock Dance."

For more information, call Rockland Public Library at 594-0310.