November 19th at 6pm-“Pushing the Bear” by Diane Glancy.
In a novel that “retains the complexity, immediacy, and indirection of a poem,” Glancy brings to life the Cherokees’ 900-mile forced removal to Oklahoma in 1838 and gives us “a powerful witness to one of the most shameful episodes in American history”–Los Angeles Times
Adult Book Discussion Group-Original
Join us Thursday Nov. 21 at 6pm, where we will be reading:
“Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens
For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life–until the unthinkable happens.
The FOLIO-sponsored Adult Book Discussion program series “Murder They Wrote” will continue on Saturday, December 14th at 2pm with fiction title O Little Town of Maggody by Joan Hess. When country music superstar Matt Montana returns to his small, depressed Arkansas hometown for a holiday benefit concert, a record company executive soon turns up murdered, prompting Sheriff Arly Hanks to investigate. Light murder comedy with some Southern charm.
Coming on December 19: We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time by Jose Andres
Chef José Andrés arrived in Puerto Rico four days after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island. The economy was destroyed and for most people there was no clean water, no food, no power, no gas, and no way to communicate with the outside world. Andrés and his team fed hundreds of thousands of people, including with massive paellas made to serve thousands of people alone. At the same time, they also confronted a crisis with deep roots, as well as the broken and wasteful system that helps keep some of the biggest charities and NGOs in business.
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