Join Sittrea in the Readings Gallery on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00 for an OPEN Book Chat. Authors DO NOT attend. Bring a latte and enjoy! Everyone welcome.
Wednesday, May 11, 1:00pmThe Cider House Rules tells the story of Dr. Wilbur Larch: saint and obstetrician, founder and director of the orphanage in the town of St. Cloud's, ether addict and abortionist. This is also the story of Dr. Larch's favorite orphan, Homer Wells, who is never adopted.
Wednesday, June 8, 1:00pmAcclaimed author Skloot brilliantly weaves together the story of Henrietta Lacks - a woman whose cells have been unwittingly used for scientific research since the 1950s - with the birth of bioethics, and the dark history of experimentation on African Americans.
Wednesday, July 13, 1:00pmThe passionate love story of stubborn Cathy and wild-as-the-wind Heathcliff, Wuthering Heights has been a favorite since its original publication in 1848.
Wednesday, August 10, 1:00pmIn a small Mississippi town, two men are torn apart by circumstance and reunited by tragedy, in this resonant novel from the award-winning author of the critically acclaimed Hell at the Breech.
Wednesday, September 14, 1:00pmSet against an Ireland besieged by conflict, The Secret Scripture is an epic story of love, betrayal, and unavoidable tragedy, and a vivid reminder of the stranglehold that the Catholic Church had on individual lives for much of the 20th century.
Wednesday, October 12, 1:00pmFrom Little Women, Brooks has taken the character of the absent father March and added adult resonance to portray the moral complexity of war and a marriage tested by the demands of extreme idealism.
Wednesday, November 9, 1:00pmA stunning and life-affirming memoir about surviving a willfully impoverished, eccentric, and severely misguided family.
Wednesday, December 14, 1:00pmWhen the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. When she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. This story will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.
Wednesday, January 11, 1:00pmKidder breaks new ground in telling this unforgettable story of one man's inspiring American journey and of the ordinary people who helped him, providing brilliant testament to the power of second chances.
Wednesday, February 8, 1:00pmAfter a great loss, a teenager with muscular dystrophy and his caregiver venture out in a hair-raising road trip across the American West.
Wednesday, March 8, 1:00pmWhen Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Abdulrahman Zeitoun chose to stay through the storm to protect his house and contracting business. After the storm, he traveled the flooded streets in a canoe, passing on supplies and helping those he could. A week later, Zeitoun abruptly disappeared.Wednesday, April 12, 1:00pmThis is a voting month and our seventh anniversary. Bring your suggestions and help us celebrate seven years of Afternoon Book Chat!
Wednesday, May 10, 1:00pmThe tale of a little girl living in the slums of Brooklyn, who dreamily watches out her window as a tree struggles to reach the sky.
Wednesday, June 14, 1:00pmThe Professor and the Madman is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary.
Wednesday, July 12, 1:00pmWith The Sisters Brothers, Patrick deWitt pays homage to the classic Western, transforming it into an unforgettable comic tour de force.
Wednesday, August 9, 1:00pmA narrative of the extreme hurricane that struck Galveston, Texas in 1900. An unforgettable story of the conflict between human hubris and the last great uncontrollable force, Isaac's Storm offers a cautionary tale for the millennium.