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2014-11-25 Calling Me Home

By Julie Kibler
With Evelyn Hershkowitz, Readers' Services Librarian


Tuesday, November 25, 2014. 1:30 PM.

“Follows the experiences of hairdresser and African-American single mom Dorrie, who while struggling with difficult family dynamics reluctantly agrees to drive an octogenarian client to a funeral several states away (From the Publisher).”

2014-12-09 Sweet Tooth

By Ian McEwan
With Sonia Grgas, Health Reference Librarian


Tuesday, December 9, 2014. 7:30 PM.

Recruited into MI5 against a backdrop of the Cold War in 1972, Cambridge student Serena Frome, a compulsive reader, is assigned to infiltrate the literary circle of a promising young writer whose politics align with those of the government, a situation that is compromised when she falls in love with him.

2015-01-13 Pearl

By John Steinbeck
With Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers' Services


Tuesday, January 13, 2015. 7:30 PM

“Kino, a poor Mexican pearl fisher, finds a valuable pearl. Yet instead of bringing blessings, the pearl acts as a harbinger of misfortune to Kino and his wife, Juana (From Library Journal).”

2015-01-20 Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

By Gabrielle Zevin
With Evelyn Hershkowitz, Readers' Services Librarian


Tuesday, January 20, 2015. 1:30 PM.

When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A. J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life.

2015-02-10 Manhunt The Twelve Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer

By James Swanson
With Lisa Jones, Readers' Services Librarian, Brenda Cherry, Reference Librarian


Tuesday, February 10, 2015. 7:30 PM.

A fascinating and vivid account of the escape of John Wilkes Booth, Abraham Lincoln's assassin, takes readers along on the intensive search from the streets of Washington, D.C., through the swamps of Maryland, into the forests of Virginia, and into the lives of the men who pursued him.

2015-02-24 Perfect

By Rachel Joyce
With Lisa Caputo, Assistant Library Director


Tuesday, February 24, 2015. 1:30 PM.

In the aftermath of a life-shattering accident in the English countryside in 1972, twelve-year-old Byron Hemming struggles with events that his mother does not seem to remember and embarks on a journey to discover what really did or did not happen.

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