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.
Killing the Poormaster: a Saga of Poverty, Corruption, and Murder in the Great Depression
Wednesday, March 19, 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
or Thursday, March 20, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Author and journalist Holly Metz steps back in time to Depression-era Hoboken to shine a light on the desperate conditions faced by the unemployed. Winner of the 2013 McCormick Prize, awarded by the New Jersey Historical Commission, this expose blends true crime, legal thriller, and social history.
Wednesday, February 19, 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
or Thursday, February 20, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Julie is middle class and from the New York suburbs. After she meets five sophisticated and privileged Manhattan teens at a creative arts camp in the Berkshire Mountains, Julie quickly transforms into Jules. Author Meg Wolitzer follows Jules and her clique through the ups and downs of their long friendships as they move from adolescence to middle age.