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Hattiesburg Library
Monday, Sep. 20



September's selection is Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir.



For Zoom information, email adam@hpfc.lib.ms.us.

About the book:

An irresistible interstellar adventure as only Andy Weir could deliver, Project Hail Mary is a tale of discovery, speculation, and survival to rival The Martian—while taking us to places it never dreamed of going.

Hattiesburg Library
Monday, Sep. 27, 11:30 am
Monthly Board of Trustees Business Meeting
Hattiesburg Library
Wednesday, Sep. 29, 12:00 PM

September's selection is Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro.
For Zoom information, email brittany@hpfc.lib.ms.us.



About the book:

Named A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by *Elle * Vanity Fair * Wired * Real Simple * Kirkus Reviews * BookPage *

"From the acclaimed, best-selling memoirist, novelist and host of the hit podcast Family Secrets, comes a memoir about the staggering family secret uncovered by a genealogy test: an exploration of the urgent ethical questions surrounding fertility treatments and DNA testing, and a profound inquiry of paternity, identity, and love.

In the spring of 2016, through a genealogy website to which she had casually submitted her DNA for analysis, Dani Shapiro received the stunning news that her beloved deceased father was not her biological father. Over the course of a single day, her entire history—the life she had lived—crumbled beneath her.
   
Inheritance is a book about secrets. It is the story of a woman's urgent quest to unlock the story of her own identity, a story that had been scrupulously hidden from her for more than fifty years. It is a book about the extraordinary moment we live in, a moment in which science and technology have outpaced not only medical ethics but also the capacities of the human heart to contend with the consequences of what we discover.

Dani Shapiro’s memoir unfolds at a breakneck pace—part mystery, part real-time investigation, part rumination on the ineffable combination of memory, history, biology, and experience that makes us who we are. Inheritance is a devastating and haunting interrogation of the meaning of kinship and identity, written with stunning intensity and precision."
Hattiesburg Library
Monday, Oct. 18, 6:00 PM


Book selection to be determined.

Hattiesburg Library
Monday, Oct. 25, 11:30 am
Monthly Board of Trustees Business Meeting
Hattiesburg Library
Monday, Nov. 15, 6:00 PM


Book selection to be determined.

Hattiesburg Library
Monday, Nov. 29, 11:30 am
Monthly Board of Trustees Business Meeting
Hattiesburg Library
Monday, Dec. 20, 11:30 am
Monthly Board of Trustees Business Meeting
Hattiesburg Library
Monday, Dec. 20, 6:00 PM


Year-end wrap up/holiday party.

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