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Friday May 11, 2018
Noontime Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

A Country Road, a Tree by Jo Baker

The pavement rumbles with the footfall of Nazi soldiers marching along the Champs-Elysees. A young, unknown writer--Samuel Beckett--recently arrived from Ireland to make his mark, smokes one last cigarette with his lover before the city they know is torn apart. Soon he will put them both in mortal danger by joining the Resistance . . . Through it all, we are witness to the workings of a uniquely brilliant mind struggling to create a language that will express this shattered world. Here is a remarkable story of survival and determination, and a portrait of the extremes of human experience alchemized into one man's timeless art.

Contact: Andy Moore  508-358-2311   amoore@minlib.net
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Friday June 8, 2018
Noontime Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world. Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented. This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved.

Contact: Andy Moore  508-358-2311   amoore@minlib.net
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