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Book Discussions, Book Talks, Author Visits

Novel Conversations (meets on the first Monday in the Lois Bell Room. When the first Monday falls on a holiday, the group meets on the second Monday.)

Monday, July 6 at 6:30 p.m.: The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger

“Amina of Dhaka, Bangladesh, meets George of Rochester, New York, on and comes to America to wed. She is smart and disciplined at 24. He is 10 years older, a well-employed loner set in his ways. Her English is excellent, though she claims to find sarcasm difficult to catch even as she slyly employs it. Freudenberger (Lucky Girls, 2003; The Dissident, 2006) greatly advances her standing as a writer skilled in understatement and deadpan wit as she continues her signature exploration of the dynamics between Americans and Southeast Asians in this exceptionally intimate, vivid, and suspenseful novel. Methodical and stoic Amina calculates to the day and dollar how long it will take her to become a citizen and save up enough money to bring her parents over, patiently dealing with prejudice, loneliness, and George’s limitations until she detects the corrosiveness of secrets and lies.”—Booklist (Starred Review)

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 Murderby 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.”—

Our 2nd Local Author Fair was Sat., May 30 from 12-3 p.m. Here are the authors who exhibited:


Ailes Brothers of Terror (Mark Cusco Ailes & Derek Ailes)

fantasy; horror; syfy; family; poetry
Carson Booker children's Carson S. Booker (Amazon author page)
Jo Bright poetry
E. J. Brock paranormal romance
Ken Bult historical
James B. Dworkin children's
Yusuf Ali El children's; motivational; poetry
Paula Evans pets; fiction Paula Evans (Amazon author page)
Sandra Ann Falcetta memoir
Chad Hunter memoir; dark fantasy; horror
Melava King memoir Melava Yugovich King (Amazon author page)
Sanzaki Kojika fantasy; adventure
Randall Lemon fantasy; short story anthologies Randall Lemon (Amazon author page)
Tony Lindsay teen; mystery; erotica
Mari Lumpkin children's fiction
Don S. McClure fict./thriller; children's; romance
Vacera Morgan children language arts; fairy tale
Carla Lee Suson thriller; comic-style anthology; literary anthology
Dominique Wilkins edgy Christian fiction

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