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.
Juliette Gordon Low: the Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts
Wednesday, January 15, 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
or Thursday, January 16, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Juliette Gordon Low, known always as Daisy, founded the Girl Scouts in 1912. A woman ahead of her time, Daisy introduced the outdoors to the young ladies of Savannah all the while developing their sense of independence and resourcefulness. Author Stacy A. Cordery provides a lively portrait of a true heroine who created an organization which would ultimately impact the lives of millions of girls and women around the world.
Wednesday, December 18, 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
or Thursday, December 19, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
In Philip Roth's powerful novel, Bucky Cantor's poor eyesight prevents him from fighting in World War II with his buddies. Battling his own private war against the guilt of not serving, Bucky soon encounters another fearsome opponent - polio - in his Newark neighborhood. A camp in the Pocono Mountains may or may not shelter Bucky from the epidemic or from his own personal turmoil.