Title to be discussed: Seabiscuit, by Laura Hillenbrand. Wednesday March 2, 11 a.m., at 6104 Auden. Summary: Gifted sportswriter Hillenbrand unearths the rarefied world of thoroughbred horse racing in this captivating account of one of the sport's legends. Though no longer a household name, Seabiscuit enjoyed great celebrity during the 1930s and 1940s, drawing record crowds to his races around the country. -From Publishers Weekly
We were delighted to have author Freda Wagman visit us yesterday, and give a book talk about her memoir Snippets from the Trenches. "Snippets from the Trenches, a mother's AIDS memoir, is a time line of the twelve-year journey of the author's son living with HIV/AIDS. Upon learning his diagnosis early in 1983, a time when treatment options were limited, she joined the fledgling AIDS Foundation Houston. Throughout the book, she tells of her involvement in helping other people, along with the hope of learning how to cope with her own impending loss.” Review from Amazon.com
Title to be discussed: Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh. Wednesday February 2, 11 a.m., at 6104 Auden. Summary: "One of Waugh's most famous books, Brideshead Revisited tells the story of the difficult loves of insular Englishman Charles Ryder, and his peculiarly intense relationship with the wealthy but dysfunctional family that inhabited Brideshead....
We will be having our regularly scheduled lapsit storytime this Wednesday, 10/22/10, at 10:30am. It is recommended for babies 3-24 months, and features bouncing, clapping, singing, and nursery rhymes. We hope to see you there!
Title to be discussed: Mountains Beyond Mountains, by Tracy Kidder. Wednesday January 5, 11 a.m., at 6104 Auden. Summary: "In this excellent work, Pulitzer Prize-winner Kidder immerses himself in and beautifully explores the rich drama that exists in the life of Dr. Paul Farmer.... Throughout, Kidder captures the almost saintly effect Farmer has on those whom he treats." From Publishers Weekly
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