Thursday, June 25 @ 6:45pm
Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude? Join us to discuss this powerful tale by Christina Baker Kline.
Thursday, May 28 @ 6:45pm
Two harrowing crashes... A vanished rescue plane... A desperate fight for life in a frozen, hostile land... The quest to solve a seventy-year-old mystery. Mitchell Zuckoff, author of the smash New York Times bestseller Lost in Shangri-La, delivers a gripping true story of endurance, bravery, ingenuity, and honor set in the vast Arctic wilderness of World War II and today.
Thursday, April 30 @ 6:45pm
Everyone is invited to the Southeast Branch Public Library to discuss this unforgettable novel that transports the reader from the back alleys of poverty of pre-World War I London to the shores of colonial Australia where so many made a fresh start, and back to the windswept coast of Cornwall, England, past and present. Join us to discuss this lovely novel by Kate Morton.
Thursday, March 26 @ 6:45pm
Despite her own major achievements--she becomes the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States--Anne Morrow Lindbergh is viewed merely as Charles Lindbergh's wife. The fairy-tale life she once longed for will bring heartbreak and hardships, ultimately pushing her to reconcile her need for love and her desire for independence, and to embrace, at last, life's infinite possibilities for change and happiness. Join us to discuss The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin.