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.
Here If You Need Me
Wednesday, December 17, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
or Thursday, December 18, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Kate Braestrup shares the story of her life - wife turned widow, mother, seminary student, and the first chaplain with the Maine Game Warden Service. This memoir is equal parts police procedural, travelogue, and spiritual guidebook. Intrigued? The author's second memoir was also published to enthusiastic reviews and was followed by a volume of spiritual reflections.
Wednesday, November 19, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
or Thursday, November 20, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
In John Boyne's powerful novel, twenty-one-year-old Tristan Sadler finally finds the courage to recount the horrific details of his experiences in the gruesome trenches of France in The Great War and the intensity of his bond with the man who fought at his side.
Wednesday, October 15, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
or Thursday, October 16, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Hank, a wounded veteran, returns to the North Carolina family homestead where his sister Laurel continues to live, despite rumors and threats from the local community. When Walter mysteriously appears in the Appalachian backwoods, Laurel begins to dream of a life beyond the cove in this haunting novel from Ron Rash.
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.