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Book Discussions, Book Talks, Author Visits

Novel Conversations (meets on the first Monday)

Monday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m., Lois Bell Room

Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown

Owen "Wedge" Wedgewood serves as the personal chef to Lord Ramsey, owner of the Pendleton Trading Company...until 1819, when notorious pirate Mad Hannah Mabbot kills Ramsey and kidnaps Wedge. Why spare a cook's life? It turns out that fine dining experiences are few and far between on the high seas. Charged (on pain of death) with creating sumptuous spreads from such unpromising provisions as gruel, rat meat, and moldy potatoes, Cinnamon and Gunpowder also provides a fast-paced, swashbuckling sea story.

Monday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m., Lois Bell Room

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

A middle-aged bookseller mourning his lost wife, a feisty publisher's rep, and a charmingly precocious abandoned child come together on a small island off the New England coast in this utterly delightful novel of love and second chances.

Monday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m., Lois Bell Room

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

#1 New York Times Bestseller, Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award, and now a major motion picture. Read and discuss the true story of Louis Zamperini!

International Book-ings (meets on the second Wednesday)

This group is on hiatus until the fall.

Local Author Fair

Sat., May 30 from 12-3 p.m.

Local authors will display and read from their works. Information will be posted soon, or call (219) 931-5100, Ext. 310.

Hammond Public Library, 564 State Street, Hammond, Indiana 46320, (219) 931-5100