We will be discussing the book Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker. Copies of the book are available at the library.
Spellbinding, haunting, The Age of Miracles is a beautiful novel of catastrophe and survival, growth and change, the story of Julia and her family as they struggle to live in an extraordinary time. On an ordinary Saturday, Julia awakes to discover that something has happened to the rotation of the earth. The days and nights are growing longer and longer, gravity is affected, the birds, the tides, human behavior and cosmic rhythms are thrown into disarray. In a world of danger and loss, Julia faces surprising developments in herself, and her personal world—divisions widening between her parents, strange behavior by Hannah and other friends, the vulnerability of first love, a sense of isolation, and a rebellious new strength. With crystalline prose and the indelible magic of a born storyteller, Karen Thompson Walker gives us a breathtaking story of people finding ways to go on, in an ever-evolving world.
Free Lake Sunapee Protective Association program for primary-school-aged children! Explore the library grounds using all five of your senses. Seasonal change is the focus for this active, investigation-based program.
We will be discussing the book The Round House by Louise Erdrich. Copies of the book are available for loan from the library.
Likely to be dubbed the Native American To Kill a Mockingbird, Louise Erdrich’s moving, complex, and surprisingly uplifting new novel tells of a boy’s coming of age in the wake of a brutal, racist attack on his mother. Drawn from real-life statistics about racially inspired attacks on our country’s reservations, this tale is forceful but never preachy, thanks in large part to Erdrich’s understated but glorious prose and her apparent belief in the redemptive power of storytelling.
So you've sat down to write your novel, but maybe you're just starting to hit the first snags? Come to the kick-off write-in at the Richards Library for snacks, plot bunnies, tips, fellowship and more!