The Book of Lost Fragrances
Wednesday, January 20, 11:00-11:45 a.m.
or Thursday, January 21, 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Is perfume the stuff of poetry, capable of eliciting dreams...or nothing more than a bit of oil and alcohol to mask unpleasant scents? Shifting between characters and eras, author M.J. Rose takes us back to ancient Egypt, up through the French Reign of Terror, to modern day Tibet, New York, and Paris in a suspenseful tale that combines history and science with metaphysics, mystery, and romance.
The Age of Miracles
Wednesday, December 16, 11:00-11:45 a.m.
or Thursday, December 17, 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Life is good in southern California for young Julia and her family. Being on time for soccer practice, mowing the lawn, shopping for groceries are routine worries...until the earth's rotation begins to slow. As the days and nights grow longer and longer, Julia wonders if life will ever be the same as before "the slowing." In her debut novel, Karen Thompson Walker tells a tale both beautiful and frightening.
Our Souls at Night
Wednesday, November 18, 11:00-11:45 a.m.
or Thursday, November 19, 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Long time neighbors Addie Moore and Louis Waters are approaching the twilight of their lives. As they try to lighten the loneliness to which they are so accustomed, a delicate relationship develops despite the objections of some friends and family. Author Kent Haruf's final novel is a beautiful testament to the power of love at all ages.
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.