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.
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.