Tuesday, May 12, 2015. 7:30 PM.
2014 National Book Award for Fiction Winner
“A collection of short stories by a former Marine captain and Iraq veteran focuses on the complexities of life for soldiers on the front lines and after, exploring themes ranging from brutality and faith to guilt and survival.” (From the Publisher)
Tuesday, May 26, 2015. 1:30 PM.
Traces more than three decades in the lives of a wealthy Charleston debutante who longs to break free from the strictures of her household and pursue a meaningful life; and the urban slave, Handful, who is placed in her charge as a child before finding courage and a sense of self.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015. 7:30 PM.
The sudden death of a Hollywood actor during a production of "King Lear" marks the beginning of the world's dissolution in a story told at various past and future times from the perspectives of the actor and four of his associates.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015. 1:30 PM.
Moving from Mexico to the United States when their daughter suffers a near-fatal accident, the Riveras confront cultural barriers, their daughter’s difficult recovery, and her developing relationship with a Panamanian boy.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015. 7:30 PM.
In this allegory the animals on a farm band together to form a government.
Became the movie: Animal Farm.
Tueday, July 28, 2015. 1 PM.*
A story of the divisions between cultures and the rifts within a family explores the fallout of the drowning death of Lydia Lee, the favorite daughter of a Chinese-American family in 1970s Ohio.
*Please note earlier start time.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015. 7:30 PM.
Ever wonder what the younger generation is reading these days? Join us for a special “Crossover” book discussion of the Young Adult Novel Looking for Alaska. Teens are welcome to join.
Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015. 1:30 PM.
In 1976 Buenos Aires, Kaddish Poznan, the outcast son of a whore, and his wife, Lillian, are devastated by the disappearance of their own son, Pato, which forces them into the bleak corridors of the Ministry of Special Cases in search of the truth.