Wednesday, August 10, 2011
The book for August is Brooklyn by Colm Toibin.
“One of the most unforgettable characters in contemporary literature” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), Eilis Lacey has come of age in small-town Ireland in the hard years following World War Two. When an Irish priest from Brooklyn offers to sponsor Eilis in America, she decides she must go, leaving her fragile mother and her charismatic sister behind.
Eilis finds work in a department store on Fulton Street, and when she least expects it, finds love. Tony, who loves the Dodgers and his big Italian family, slowly wins her over with patient charm. But just as Eilis begins to fall in love, devastating news from Ireland threatens the promise of her future.
Here are the book selections for Fall 2011
Sept. Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Oct. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Nov. The Faith Club: A Muslim; A Christian; A Jew – Three Women Search for Understanding by Ramya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, and Priscilla Warner
Dec. – we do not meet