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Book Discussions, Book Talks, Author Visits
Monday, August 3 at 6:30 p.m.: The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell
“Working as a typist for the NYC Police Department in 1923, Rose Baker documents confessions of harrowing crimes and struggles with changing gender roles while clinging to her Victorian ideals and searching for nurturing companionship before becoming obsessed with a glamorous newcomer and her world of bobbed hair, smoking and speakeasies.” -- Novelist
Monday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m. (group does not meet on Labor Day): The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder by Charles Graeber
“After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history.”—Amazon.com
NEW GROUP: Beyond Our Borders (meets on the third Monday at 3 p.m. in the Community Room.)
Aysha Haq leads this new group, which builds upon the former International Book-ings group. Books are available for check out at the Circulation Desk one month before the book is discussed. More information is at 219-931-5100 ext. 351.
Monday, September 21 at 3 p.m.: Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros
During her family's annual car trip from Chicago to Mexico City, Lala Reyes listens to stories about her family, including her grandmother, the descendant of a renowned dynasty of shawl makers, whose magnificent striped shawl has come into Lala's possession.
Monday, October 19 at 3 p.m.: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Marion and Shiva Stone, twin brothers born from a secret love affair between an Indian nun and a British surgeon in Addis Ababa, come of age in an Ethiopia on the brink of revolution, where their love for the same woman drives them apart.
Monday, November 16 at 3 p.m.: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
A story of friendship set in nineteenth-century China follows an elderly woman and her companion as they communicate their hopes, dreams, joys, and tragedies through a unique secret language.
Monday December 21 at 3 p.m. Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker
A successful lawyer suddenly disappears leaving behind his wife and daughter. Neither have any idea where he might be until they discover an old love letter written years ago to a woman in Burma. Daughter Julia takes it upon herself to solve the mystery of her father's past as she uncovers a tale that will reaffirm the reader's belief in the power of love.
Our 2nd Local Author Fair was Sat., May 30 from 12-3 p.m. Here are the authors who exhibited:
|AUTHOR NAME(S), alphabetical||GENRE(S)||WEBSITE|
Ailes Brothers of Terror (Mark Cusco Ailes & Derek Ailes)
|fantasy; horror; syfy; family; poetry||markcuscoailes.weebly.com|
|Carson Booker||children's||Carson S. Booker (Amazon author page)|
|E. J. Brock||paranormal romance||www.aspiritmateromance.com|
|James B. Dworkin||children's||www.thedogandthedolphin.com|
|Yusuf Ali El||children's; motivational; poetry||http://www.rawtears.com/NewBooks/index.html|
|Paula Evans||pets; fiction||Paula Evans (Amazon author page)|
|Sandra Ann Falcetta||memoir||sandyfalcettaandelvis.weebly.com/|
|Chad Hunter||memoir; dark fantasy; horror||www.hunterchad.com|
|Melava King||memoir||Melava Yugovich King (Amazon author page)|
|Sanzaki Kojika||fantasy; adventure||kojika.deviantart.com|
|Randall Lemon||fantasy; short story anthologies||Randall Lemon (Amazon author page)|
|Tony Lindsay||teen; mystery; erotica||pen-4-hire.com|
|Mari Lumpkin||children's fiction||flyingturtlepublishing.com|
|Don S. McClure||fict./thriller; children's; romance||dsmpublications.net|
|Vacera Morgan||children language arts; fairy tale||http://numbersicantcount.yolasite.com/|
|Carla Lee Suson||thriller; comic-style anthology; literary anthology||carlaleesuson.com|
|Dominique Wilkins||edgy Christian fiction||authordwilkinsgoodbooks.com|
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