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2015-05-12 Redeployment

By Phil Klay
With Sonia Grgas, Health Reference Librarian


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)

2015-05-26 Invention of Wings

By Sue Monk Kidd
With Lisa Jones, Readers' Services Librarian


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.

2015-06-09 Station Eleven

By Emily St. John Mandel
With Ralph Guiteau, Readers' Services Librarian


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.

2015-06-23 Book of Unknown Americans

By Cristina Henriquez
With Evelyn Hershkowitz, Readers' Services Librarian


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.

2015-07-14 Animal Farm

By George Orwell
With Jean Simpson, Readers' Services Librarian


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.

2015-07-28 Everything I Never Told You

By Celeste Ng
With Lisa Jones, Readers' Services Librarian


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.

2015-08-04 Looking for Alaska

By John Green
With Pam Strudler, Librarian, Sharon Long, Teen Librarian


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.

2015-08-25 Ministry of Special Cases

By Nathan Englander
With Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers' Services


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.

Monday, May 04, 2015
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