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World Literature Discussions
Moderated by Professor Bill Schiavo
Our World Literature Series will start up again in September. Please check our September/October newsletter for dates and titles.
Contemporary Evening Book Discussions
Moderated by Professor Michael Boecherer of SCCC
The Rosie Effect, by Graeme Simsion
Thursday, July 18 at 7:30 PM
On the heels of Simsion’s well received The Rosie Project, The Rosie Effect has Don and Rosie happily married and expecting their first child. However, Don’s unusual research style in preparing for parenthood gets him into trouble with the law and alienates Rosie, as the novel moves towards compromise and creates a new kind of romantic hero.
Salt Houses, by Hala Alyan
Thursday, August 15, at 7:30 PM
This award winning debut novel begins in 1963 as Salma reads her daughter’s future in a cup of coffee grounds on the eve of her wedding. She foresees an unsettled future for her which soon comes to pass when the family is uprooted in the Six Day War of 1967. A deeply absorbing multi generational novel of a middle class Palestinian family as they endure war, loss, displacement, and ultimately hope.
Join librarian Judy O’Connell at the Robert Reid recreation center (Defense Hill Rd and 25A, Shoreham) on Tuesdays, July 23 and August 20 at 9:15 AM. This lively group meets monthly May-December. Call the library for current and upcoming titles. You must have a valid library card to participate.