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PageTurners: The Moonflower Vine by Jetta Carelton

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An exquisite portrait of a rural family and the forces that both bind them together and push them apart. Matthew Soames is an armer/schoolteacher who wants to live in more than one world.  His wife Callie is content with the life Matthew has put her in, even content to remain illiterate in the face of his constant studies. They and their four highly individualistic daughters (including one who flies off with an early, amateur aviator) each have a story to tell, and a secret to keep.  Originally published in 1962 and just recently republished. 336 pages.

Sheffer Reading Room
Moonflower Vine
Book Groups

WestportREADS: Pageturners discuss Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

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Discussion of the book Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. The true story of one family, caught between America’s two biggest policy disasters: the war on terror and the response to Hurricane Katrina. There will be multiple copies of the book available, and watch the website for all of the programs in January that focus on themes in the book.

For copies of the book, phone 291-4821 or email Sue Madeo at smadeo [at] westportlibrary [dot] org [dot] New participants always welcome.

Thanks to Joanne Woodward and the Brian and Leslie Gold family for their support of WestportREADS.
 

Sheffer Reading Room
Zeitoun
WestportREADS, Book Groups

WestportREADS: Pageturners discuss Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

Please see full event listing for date.

Discussion of the book Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. The true story of one family, caught between America’s two biggest policy disasters: the war on terror and the response to Hurricane Katrina. There will be multiple copies of the book available, and watch the website for all of the programs in January that focus on themes in the book.

For copies of the book, phone 291-4821 or email Sue Madeo at smadeo [at] westportlibrary [dot] org. New participants always welcome.

Thanks to Joanne Woodward and the Brian and Leslie Gold family for their support of WestportREADS.


 

Sheffer Reading Room
Zeitoun
WestportREADS, Book Groups

Under the Radar

Posted by SusanM on Thursday, Nov 18, 2010 - 11:43 AM

If you’re a fan of Nancy Pearl, then you know what she means when she talks about books that fly ‘under the radar.’  These are not the latest best sellers, but rather great books that you may not have heard about.  A few weeks ago Nancy spoke at the WPL and her talk inspired me to come up with a few of these hidden treasures that book clubs might enjoy.read more