The Housekeeper and the Professor
Wednesday, May 20, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
or Thursday, May 21, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
He is a brilliant mathematics professor whose memory lasts precisely 80 minutes. She is the tenth housekeeper assigned to the professor. Root is her baseball-loving son. In a shabby cottage, a shared joy of learning will transcend all obstacles and a new family will blossom in this enchanting tale by Yoko Ogawa.
A Painted House
Wednesday, April 15, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
or Thursday, April 16, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
In an unpainted farm house in Arkansas, seven-year-old Luke Chandler dreams of one day playing for his favorite team, the St. Louis Cardinals. The harsh realities of farm llife along with the racial and cultural tensions of the 1950s, however, fill young Luke's days. In a departure from his legal thrillers, John Grisham offers a rich and moving journey through rural America.
Left to Tell
Wednesday, March 18, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
or Thursday, March 19, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
In 1994, Immaculee Ilibagiza and seven other women huddled silently in the tiny bathroom of a local pastor's home for 91 days while the horrors of the Rwandan genocide descended upon her beloved country and its people. Ms. Ilibagiza's memoir chronicles this tragic and violent piece of history, while simultaneously being a testament to the power of faith, fortitude, and forgiveness.
Only Time Will Tell
Wednesday, February 18, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
or Thursday, February 19, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Long-buried family secrets fuel tales of love, revenge, ambition and betrayal in this epic family tale from Jeffrey Archer. In this first volume, travel from working-class England in WWI to the bustling streets of 1940s New York City. Is Harry Clifton the son of a dockworker or the firstborn son of a wealthy family who owns a shipping line? Be prepared for edge of your seat twists and turns as Harry's story is revealed throughout the four remaining books in this series.
My Brilliant Friend
Wednesday, January 21, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
or Thursday, January 22, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
In post-war Italy, Lila and Elena grow from girlhood to adolescence under poor and unforgiving circumstances. The two childhood friends rely heavily on each other as they come to terms with living in a community where joy and strife walk hand in hand. Is their bond unbreakable? Follow their stories in author Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novel series.