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.
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.