Book Sale. Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St., Pittston. Thursday, 2 to 7 p.m. 654-9565.Writers Group. All writing styles and formats welcome. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Thursday at 7 p.m. Free. Registration: 996-1500.
Book Discussion, of “Like Water for Chocolate” by Laura Esquivel. Anthology Books, 515 Center St., Scranton. Dec. 17, 6 to 8 p.m. Age 16 and older. 341-1443.
The Franklin Street Sleuths. The mystery-book group discusses “Death by Darjeeling” by Laura Childs. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. 821-1959.
West Pittston Book Club, a discussion of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave., West Pittston. Jan. 5 at 6:45 p.m. 654-9847.
The Christmas Dog, the latest children’s book by Fleetville resident Peter Tafuri, set against the background of the birth of Christ and the visit of the Magi. Recently released and available at frostpocketfarmbooks.com and other online retailers.
Leah’s Choice, a novel about an Amish schoolteacher who faces a crossroad in her life when two very different men arrive in her town. Written by Bloomsburg resident Martha Johnson (writing as Marta Perry) and recently published by Berkley Books. Available at online booksellers or martaperry.com.
Vision to Reality, a newly released book telling the story of the founding of radio station WRGN by Burl and Shirley Updyke of Sweet Valley. Available at $16 at 800-245-3688.
Hey Mom! I Joined the Marines! A new book about what parents and others experience when loved ones announce that they’ve joined the U.S. Marines by Teri A. Laughery of Millville. Released by PublishAmerica and available at on-line retailers.