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July 2019

Book Discussion: La Tour Dreams of the Wolf Girl by David Huddle

July 17
7:00 pm
Dover Free Library, East Dover

Part of the Portraits of the Artists series. These books feature fictional interpretations of famous artists. What happens when the visual arts and the literary arts meet? How do fiction writers interpret the lives of famous painters, and the canvases they leave behind? Read More »

Book Discussion: The Underground Railroad by Raymond Bial

July 18
7:00 pm

This series features recent Pulitzer Prize-winning works that consider the American legacy of racism through four genres. Read More »

Book Discussion: Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper by Harriet Chessman

July 24
7:00 pm
Dover Free Library, East Dover

Part of the Portraits of the Artists series. These books feature fictional interpretations of famous artists. What happens when the visual arts and the literary arts meet? How do fiction writers interpret the lives of famous painters, and the canvases they leave behind? Read More »

Book Discussion: Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

July 30
7:00 pm

Part of the Border Crossing series. A book of short stories, a memoir, and two novels bring us to present-day consideration of migration, immigration, and refuge. Read More »

August 2019

Book Discussion: Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King

August 8
7:00 pm

This series features recent Pulitzer Prize-winning works that consider the American legacy of racism through four genres. Read More »

Book Discussion: The Shipping News by Annie Proulx

August 12
1:00 pm

Part of the Family History series. The Pulitzer-winning novels in this series examine not only relationships, but the ways difficult chapters of a family's past are revealed by the passing of time. Read More »

Book Discussion: American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, the Birth of Hollywood and the Crime of the Century by Howard Blum

August 13
5:30 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

This series starts with the 1893 Columbian Exposition and continues on through the Gilded Age. Three novels and a narrative history illustrate that spectacular time period in ways that in turn illuminate our own era. Read More »

Book Discussion: Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

August 28
7:00 pm
Dover Free Library, East Dover

Part of the Portraits of the Artists series. These books feature fictional interpretations of famous artists. What happens when the visual arts and the literary arts meet? How do fiction writers interpret the lives of famous painters, and the canvases they leave behind? Read More »

September 2019

Book Discussion: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

September 9
1:00 pm

Part of the Family History series. The Pulitzer-winning novels in this series examine not only relationships, but the ways difficult chapters of a family's past are revealed by the passing of time. Read More »

Reading and Discussion: Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

September 9
4:30 pm

Part of the Seminal Statements of American Values series. Founding documents and landmark speeches help us to understand America's operating principles and values—what they mean, how well we practice what we preach, and what relationship words have to action in good times and bad. Read More »

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