The Girl You Left Behind
Wednesday, September 17, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
or Thursday, September 18, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
In 1916 in occupied France, Sophie will do anything to reunite with her husband Edouard who is fighting on the front lines. Almost 100 years later Liv Halston faces a battle of a different kind, but with a surprising connection to the past. Author Jojo Moyes weaves two tales of sacrifice and devotion into one beautiful novel.
Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard
Wednesday, July 23, 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.
or Thursday, July 24, 7:00 – 7:45 p.m.
Discover the transformative powers of the words of William Shakespeare with a midsummer Chapters meeting celebrating the 450th birthday of the Bard of Avon in Shakespeare Saved My Life. Join Chapters for a morning or an evening discussion. To register, please call 973-728-2822, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Adult/Teen Services desk.
The Promise of Stardust
Wednesday, June 18, 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
or Thursday, June 19, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Matt Beaulieu and Elle McClure have been a couple since their toddler days. Now happily married, they long for a child of their own. When Elle suffers a serious accident, Matt is forced to confront his beliefs about life, death, and love. New Jersey author and neonatal intensive care nurse Priscille Sibley examines profound moral and legal issues in her poignant novel.
The Aviator's Wife
Wednesday, May 21, 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
or Thursday, May 22, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
The aviator is Charles Lindbergh and the aviator's wife is Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Their life together begins happily in Mexico, but a family tragedy soon strikes in New Jersey. From the Spirit of St. Louis to The Crime of the Century, author Melanie Benjamin captures the lives of this legendary couple in her rich, historical fiction novel.
The Invisible Wall: a Love Story that Broke Barriers
Wednesday, April 16, 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
or Thursday, April 17, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Growing up poor and Jewish in a northern England working class town, author Harry Bernstein witnessed brutality and love, danger and tenderness, and boundaries. Breaking down those barriers became a lifelong passion for the Brick, New Jersey author who was in his 90s when he penned this unforgettable debut memoir.