Visit all 3 Connecticut Authors we are featuring Saturday, June 15 from 3-5pm for a talk, book-signings, mocktails and signing up for adult summer reading program: Sophfronia Scott, Nan Rossiter, Daniel Judson. Books will be available for purchase; snacks and drinks provided! Come hang out with us and have fun! Register at our events page: tinyurl.com/OxfordCTLibrary
Listen to this interview with author Sophfronia Scott:
Nan’s adult fiction is often compared to the work of Nicholas Sparks – especially her first novel, THE GIN & CHOWDER CLUB. Nan’s second novel, WORDS GET IN THE WAY, is an uplifting story about a single mom whose young son has autism. Her third novel, MORE THAN YOU KNOW, touches on the bonds of sisterhood and the tragedy and despair of Alzheimer’s. UNDER A SUMMER SKY ties the first three books together in an unexpected way, and NANTUCKET touches on the difference time can make, the truths that never alter, and the bittersweet second chances that arrive just in time to steer a heart back home. FIREFLY SUMMER is an uplifting story of the resilience of sisterhood and the bright glimpses of joy and solace that, like fireflies after rain, can follow the deepest heartaches, and Nan’s novel, SUMMER DANCE, brings together characters from her acclaimed novel NANTUCKET in a powerful, heartwarming love story that bridges past and present. Nan lives in rural Connecticut with her husband, Bruce, two handsome sons, Cole and Noah, and a black Lab named Finnegan. When she’s not working, she enjoys hiking with her family or curling up with a good book.
Daniel Judson is the Shamus Award-winning author of The Bone Orchard and The Poisoned Rose. He attended Southampton College, and his time spent living in the Hamptons (particularly the parts you don’t find in the society pages) was the inspiration for the setting and characters in the Gin Palace Trilogy.
1. The Poisoned Rose (2001)
2. The Bone Orchard (2002)
3. The Gin Palace (2012)
He lives in Connecticut.
Some Featured Programs:
Friday June 21 11:30am-1pm National Library of Medicine-Medline Plus Database training with Pomperaug District Dept. of Health, led by an UMass Medical Center Librarian.
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Adult Book Discussion Group-Classics Please join us at 6:00pm on Tuesday June 18 to discuss:
Animal Farm by George Orwell –To celebrate his birthday this month, we will read and analyze this classic literary tale written in 1944 as a bitter satire of the Soviet political experiment. Publishers’ timidity, and the covert pressure exerted by a Russian spy working for the Ministry of Information, delayed its publication appearance until August 1945.
Adult Book Discussion Group-Original
Please join us at 6:00pm on Thursday June 20 for Lisa Wingate’s “Before We Were Yours”
Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country—Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.
The FOLIO-sponsored Adult Book Discussion program series “Murder They Wrote” will continue on Saturday, July 13: Nonfiction Title The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule.
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