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February 2020

Book Discussion: Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

February 3
4:00 pm

Part of the Based on Real Life series. One biography each year is awarded a Pulitzer Prize, but these character studies wouldn't count—each is a Pulitzer-winning work of fiction, with portions based on one person's real-life story. Read More »

Book Discussion: March by Geraldine Brooks

February 3
7:00 pm

Part of the Based on Real Life series. One biography each year is awarded a Pulitzer Prize, but these character studies wouldn't count—each is a Pulitzer-winning work of fiction, with portions based on one person's real-life story. Read More »

Book Discussion: Mating by Norman Rush

February 8
3:00 pm
Varnum Memorial Library, Jeffersonville

Part of the Romantic Ideal series. The characters in these works seek out their ideal of love, happiness, and fulfillment with consequences that are by turns bittersweet, tragic, noble, unconventional, and even comic. But can an ideal ever be met? Read More »

Book Discussion: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

February 16
1:30 pm

Part of the Required Reading series. Readers might not have encountered them since middle school, but these mid-century novels are ripe for revisiting. Despite often being assigned to young adults, the Pulitzer-winning titles in this series explore decidedly adult themes about relationships, war, and the human condition. Read More »

Book Discussion: Winterdance by Gary Paulsen

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People of all ages love these timeless tales of man-and-dog-against-nature by a beloved Newbery Award-winning author. Read More »

Book Discussion: The Underground Railroad by Raymond Bial

February 18
7:00 pm

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

Book Discussion: Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman

February 24
5:30 pm

Part of the Family History series. Seedfolks is a short novel telling the stories of a diverse cast of characters living on (or near) Gibb Street in Cleveland, Ohio. With each chapter, a different character describes the transformation of a local empty lot into a vibrant community garden. Seedfolks was Vermont Reads 2005 pick. Read More »

Cobleigh Public Library: Gilded Age: Then and Now

February 27
7:00 pm
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This series starts with the 1893 Columbian Exposition and continues on through the Gilded Age. Portrayals of inventors, entrepreneurs, artists and lawyers include Henry James, Stanford White, Clarence Darrow, George Westinghouse, Thomas Edison, D.W. Griffiths and detective William Burns. Three novels and a narrative history illustrate that spectacular time period in ways that in turn illuminate our own era. Read More »

March 2020

Book Discussion: The Hours by Michael Cunningham

March 2
4:00 pm

Part of the Based on Real Life series. One biography each year is awarded a Pulitzer Prize, but these character studies wouldn't count—each is a Pulitzer-winning work of fiction, with portions based on one person's real-life story. Read More »

Book Discussion: All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren

March 2
7:00 pm

Part of the Based on Real Life series. One biography each year is awarded a Pulitzer Prize, but these character studies wouldn't count—each is a Pulitzer-winning work of fiction, with portions based on one person's real-life story. Read More »

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