Thursday, March 26, 2009

Read Your Lunch * next Tuesday @noon

If you live or work in downtown Halifax and you're looking for an interesting way to spend your lunch hour, stop by the library on Tuesday March 31st at noon for our Read Your Lunch program. It's a casual place to meet other readers and talk about upcoming book releases, favourite authors, long forgotten classics or anything else that suits your fancy.

Moderated by librarian Kristina Parlee and Frog Hollow Books owner Heidi Hallett, we've been hosting these monthly book chats for about a year now, and those who've attended report it as a great way to find out about new or new-to-them authors and expand their reading lists.

Here's a few of the books we've talked about at past meetings: 
Ava Comes Home by Lesley Crewe: local novel about a Hollywood actress
who returns home to Cape Breton and a life she thought she'd left behind.
Humorous and touching.
The Murder Stone by Lousie Penny: cosy mystery set in Quebec summer resort. Fourth in a series by an author who has been compared to Agatha Christie.
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout: linked stories about a retired school teacher and her disappointment for the changes in the world around her.
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski: first novel set in midwest US that was causing a stir even before Oprah picked it for her bookclub
Town House by Tish Cohen: humorous story about a quirky family and their struggles to save the family home.
Welcome to the Departure Lounge by Meg Federico: darkly comic, 
heartwarming memoir of the authors experiences taking care of her parents as they battle dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Bring your lunch, tea and coffee will be served. There will be a draw for a book prize courtesy of Frog Hollow Books. For more information call the library at 490-5700.

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