The Sandcastle Girls
Wednesday, October 14, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
or Thursday, October 15, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Wealthy young American Elizabeth Endicott arrives in Syria in 1915 to provide volunteer medical aid to refugees of the Armenian genocide. There, she befriends Armen, a young Armenian engineer who has already lost his wife and infant daughter. Steeped in author Chris Bohjalian's Armenian heritage, this sweeping historical love story toggles between Elizabeth in 1915 and her granddaughter in 2012 New York.
Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel
Wednesday, September 16, 11:00-11:45 a.m.
or Thursday, September 17, 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Jeannette Walls introduced readers to her eccentric parents in her bestselling memoir The Glass Castle. Now, meet Grandmother Lily Casey Smith - a spirited, plainspoken, and unconventional woman born in 1901 in west Texas. Lily's stories are simple, strong, and vividly bring to life a woman who was truly ahead of her time.
A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity
Wednesday, July 15, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
or Thursday, July 16, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, authors of the New York Times bestseller Half the Sky, offer an impassioned yet practical account about making a difference, in your corner of the world or in every corner of the world. This stirring call to action may just awaken the everyday hero in each of us.
The Hundred-Year House
Wednesday, June 17, 11:00-11:45 a.m.
or Thursday, June 18, 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Laurelfield was once an art colony for writers,artists, dancers, and musicians. Doug, an unemployed academic in search of a book deal, and his wife Zee, a Marxist literary scholar, take up residence in Laurelfield's carriage house hoping to unlock the secrets of the one-hundred-year-old estate in author Rebecca Makkai's clever and compelling novel.
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.