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Thursday April 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pat LaRose   847-8720 x 103   
   

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: life, death and hope in a Mumbai undercity  by  Katherine Boo

In this acclaimed non-fiction book, Katherine Boo creates an unforgettable portrait of India's urban poor. For more than three years she lived among and learned from the residents of Annawadi, a Mumbai slum. This is the story of their aspirations, dreams and struggles and quarrels, living in the throes of a brutal transition.

    Location: Program Room
Thursday April 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM Reading Across RI 2014 - book discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pat LaRose   847-8720 ext. 103   plarose@newportlibraryri.org
   

The Reading Across Rhode Island 2014 book is "Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore" by Robin Sloan.  In this novel novel a myriad cast of characters end up working together to solve a mystery and a puzzle, and using technology and the aggregate power of Google brain to do so.  In this session, Pat LaRose will lead a discussion of the book's central themes.   Reading Across RI is a project of the statewide Rhode Island Center for the Book, whose aim is to get everyone in the state reading the same book.  Newport Public Library has participated since the beginning.  Join us for a fascinating discussion.

    Location: Stride Room
Tuesday May 13, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 1:00 PM Tuesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luke Owens   401-847-8720 x208   lowens@newportlibraryri.org
   

Cover imageThe Tuesday Book Group will discuss Claire of the Sea-Light, by Edwidge Danticat. From the Haitian-American author and graduate of Brown’s MFA program, this is a work of fiction that explores the intertwined lives of a small seaside town where a little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, has gone missing.

Free and open to the public, no registration required. New readers welcome.

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    Location: Stride Room
Thursday May 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pat LaRose   847-8720 x 103   
   

The Book Thief  by Markus Zusak

Death is the narrator of Liesel Meminger's story, a young girl from Nazi Germany, sent to live with foster parents. She steals a book, but she can't read. Her foster father teaches her the power of words. Hitler becomes her sworn enemy. She struggles to find hope and meaning in her existence in such a miserable time. In becoming a writer she and Death consider how the human race can be "so ugly and so glorious" at the same time. 

    Location: Program Room
Tuesday June 10, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 1:00 PM Tuesday Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luke Owens   401-847-8720 x208   lowens@newportlibraryri.org
   

Cover imageThe Tuesday Book Group will discuss Ways of Going Home, by Alejandro Zambra. A book half about growing up in Chile during the Pinoche regime of the 1980s, and half about the process of writing a story about growing up in Chile during the Pinoche regime. Kirkus says it’s “a metafictional layer cake of political, technical and poetic reflection--short, deft and striking.”

Free and open to the public, no registration required. New readers welcome.

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    Location: Stride Room
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