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Tuesday June 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk with Mary Teicholz - Be Positive to a Plus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Mary Teicholz writes about her personal and courageous journey with cancer. The tremendous, overpowering, and life threatening beast in her life was blood cancer. The fire in her belly was sheer determination, an unwavering will to survive and a little Italian stubborness thrown in for good measure. In a humorous, down to earth style, Teicholz stresses how to get the best care and how important it is to remain positive even in the midst of the most challenging situations. This book is a must read for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer.

In her 5-star book review one reader commented about this book. "It helped me to learn and understand what my friends who were diagnosed with cancer were going through, and because I had read this book, I was better prepared to help and support them when needed. Everyone needs to read this book, if not for you, then for someone else. Mary's sense of humor and courage is amazing!"

This program is part of the Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life series. This program is also part of the Build A Better World Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

Please register. HF fR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday June 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk with Mary Simses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library and Books on the Common are co-sponsoring an author talk with Mary Simses about her new book, The Rules of Love & Grammar about a woman who finds love and closure, and rediscovers herself, when she returns to her roots in the enchanting new novel from the author of The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café.

Newly jobless, newly single, and suddenly apartmentless, writer Grace Hammond has come unmoored. A grammar whiz who's brilliant at correcting other people's errors, she hasn't yet found quite the right set of rules for fixing her own mistakes. Desperate to escape the City and her trifecta of problems, Grace hits pause and retreats to her Connecticut hometown. What begins as a short visit with her parents quickly becomes a far more meaningful stay, though, as she discovers that the answers to what her future holds might be found by making peace with-and even embracing-the past.

As Grace sets out to change her ways and come to terms, finally, with the tragedy that took her older sister's life so many years ago, she rekindles a romance with her high school sweetheart, Peter, now a famous Hollywood director who's filming a movie in town. Sparks also fly at the local bike shop, where Grace's penchant for pointing out what's wrong rattles the owner's ruggedly handsome schoolteacher son, Mitch. Torn between the promise of a glamorous life and the allure of the familiar, Grace must decide what truly matters-and whether it's time for her to throw away the rule book and bravely follow her heart. L

Books will be available for sale and for signing at the event thanks to Books on the Common.  

This program is part of the Build A Better World Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library. 

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday July 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk with Bill Roorbach Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an Author Talk with Bill Roorbach who will discuss his recently released novel The Girl of the Lake

“Bill Roorbach knows so well how to break your heart, how to make you fall in love, and how to see you well through both and feel so much the greater human being for it all.” — Brad Watson, author of Miss Jane

Bill Roorbach is the author of nine books of fiction and nonfiction, including the Flannery O'Connor Prize and O. Henry Prize winner Big BendInto WoodsTemple Stream; and most recently, the bestselling Life Among Giants. The 10th anniversary edition of his craft book, Writing Life Stories, is used in writing programs around the world. His work has been published in Harper's, the Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, the New York Times Magazine, Granta, New York, and dozens of other magazines and journals. Life Among Giants was an Editor's Pick for Amazon's Best 2012, a Shelf Awareness Top Ten Best Fiction for 2012, and a winner of the Maine Literary Award for Fiction.

This program is co-sponsored by the Library and Books on the Common.  It is also part of the Library's Build a Better World Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday September 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk with Alexandra Lehmann: With You There is Light Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Ridgefield author Alexandra Lehmann will discuss her recently released historical novel, With You There Is Light. The book is inspired by the lives and letters of anti-Nazi political activist, Sophie Scholl (1921-1943) and her boyfriend, German army officer, Fritz Hartnagel.

With a Fulbright Scholarship, Alexandra began archival research in Germany for With You There Is Light. She won a fellowship to the Wesleyan Writers' Conference and has guest lectured on German Resistance history at Western Connecticut State University and Mt. Holyoke College.

Books will be available for sale and signing at the program.  Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday October 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM How To Write A Novel: Victoria Redel in Conversation with Julia Strayer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Victoria Redel, author of five books of fiction and three books of poetry, will share the secrets of the many ways to write a novel. In conversation with Julia Strayer, Victoria will discuss her creative process, and the surprises she has encountered, plus, how to find the best point of view and structure, make characters feel real, manage many characters, reveal secrets, and keep writer’s block at bay.

Victoria’s newest novel, Before Everything, is due out June 27th, 2017. http://www.victoriaredel.com/

Victoria Redel is the author of three books of poetry and five books of fiction. Her new novel, Before Everything, will be out with Viking Penguin in June 2017 and is forthcoming in the U.K., France, Italy, Germany, Poland, Turkey and China. Her novel The Border of Truth (Counterpoint 2007,) weaves the situation of refugees and a daughter’s awakening to the history and secrets of her father’s survival and loss. It was a Barnes and Noble Great New Writers Discovery Selection. Loverboy (2001, Graywolf /2002, Harcourt), was awarded the 2001 S. Mariella Gable Novel Award and the 2002 Forward Silver Literary Fiction Prize and was chosen in 2001 as a Los Angeles Times Best Book. Loverboy was adapted for a feature film directed by Kevin Bacon. Swoon (2003, University of Chicago Press), was a finalist for the James Laughlin Award. Her work has been widely anthologized and translated. Redel’s fiction, poetry and essays have appeared in numerous magazines and journals including Granta.com. Harvard Review, The Quarterly, The Literarian, The New York Times, The L.A. Times, O the Oprah magazine, Elle, Bomb, More and NOON.

Redel is on the graduate and undergraduate faculty of Sarah Lawrence College. She has taught in the Graduate Writing Programs of Columbia University and Vermont College. Redel was the McGee Professor at Davidson College. She has received fellowships from The Guggenheim Foundation, The National Endowment For The Arts and the Fine Arts Work Center. Victoria Redel was born in New York. She is a first generation American of Belgian, Rumanian, Egyptian and Russian and Polish descent. She attended Dartmouth College (BA) and Columbia University (MFA).

Julia Strayer’s writing appears, or is forthcoming, in Glimmer Train, SmokeLong Quarterly, Post Road Magazine, Mid-American Review, South Dakota Review, Fiction Southeast, and others. She placed first in the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers, was a finalist in the 2016 Indiana Review 1/2K Prize, and has been anthologized in The Best Small Fictions 2015. She earned an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, and teaches creative writing at New York University.

This program is co-sponsored by the Library and Books on the Common.  Copies of Before Everything will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Please register. 

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