Book Event

Thursday, October 26, 2017

November 14th at 7:30 p.m. - Evening Book Discussion and Skype With Author: The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson

Join us on November 14 at 7:30 p.m. as we discuss The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson. At 8:30 p.m. there will be a skype with the author.

With empathy, grace, humor, and piercing insight, the author of Someone Else’s Love Story pens a powerful, emotionally resonant novel of the South that confronts the truth about privilege, family, and the distinctions between perception and reality–the stories we tell ourselves about our origins and who we really are.

After a one night stand with Batman results in an unexpected pregnancy and a family scandal calls her back to Alabama, Leia, a 38 year old graphic novel writer/artist, is forced to look at her life and everything she holds dear in a different light. And what is the secret her grandmother is keeping? Pregnancy seems to be the least of her problems!  This is a beautifully written, poignant yet humorous story with characters that will stay with you after you finish the book.

For more information, please call the Reader Services Department at 516-794-2570 ext. 236

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Friday, October 20, 2017

October 25th at 1:00 p.m. – Lunch 'N Books: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

Join us on October 25 at 1:00 p.m. as we discuss Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. Jenda Jonga moves to Manhattan from Cameroon. After landing a job as a driver with a wealthy Lehman Brothers magnate, Jenda brings his wife and son to NY, feeling sure that he is heading for the American Dream. Yet, the great recession is taking hold. When overhearing his employer’s phone conversations, Jenda knows that there will be great changes and challenges in his life

For more information, please call the Reader Services Department at 516-794-2570 ext. 236