Come in and discuss with us the National Bestseller The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel.
About The Stranger in the Woods: Many people dream of escaping modern life. Most will never act on it -- but in 1986, twenty-year-old Christopher Knight did just that when he left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the woods. He would not have a conversation with another person for the next twenty-seven years.
Drawing on extensive interviews with Knight himself, journalist Michael Finkel shows how Knight lived in a tent in a secluded encampment, developing ingenious ways to store provisions and stave off frostbite during the winters. A former alarm technician, he stealthily broke into nearby cottages for food, books, and supplies, taking only what he needed but sowing unease in a community plagued by his mysterious burglaries. Since returning to the world, he has faced unique challenges -- and compelled us to reexamine our assumptions about what makes a good life. By turns riveting and thought-provoking, The Stranger in the Woods gives us a deeply moving portrait of a man determined to live his own way.
Join us on Friday, September 28th as we welcome Michigan author Gary Schmidt
He will read and discuss his Newberry Prize winning book
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy.
This historical novel, based on the true story of a community's destruction, follows Turner Buckminster and Lizzie Bright as their friendship forms and their lives are changed. Winner of the Newbery Honor and Printz Honor.
Come in and discuss with us the Booker Prize winner Milkman by Anna Burns
"Everything about this novel rings true. . . . Original, funny, disarmingly oblique and unique."--The Guardian
In an unnamed city, middle sister stands out for the wrong reasons. She reads while walking, for one. And she has been taking French night classes downtown. So when a local paramilitary known as the milkman begins pursuing her, she suddenly becomes “interesting,” the last thing she ever wanted to be. Despite middle sister’s attempts to avoid him―and to keep her mother from finding out about her maybe-boyfriend―rumors spread and the threat of violence lingers. Milkman is a story of the way inaction can have enormous repercussions, in a time when the wrong flag, wrong religion, or even a sunset can be subversive. Told with ferocious energy and sly, wicked humor, Milkman establishes Anna Burns as one of the most consequential voices of our day.
Our September Second Saturday Story Time will feature Valerie Livingston, Principal of Mary A. White Elementary. She will read "We Don't Eat Our Classmates" by Ryan T. Higgins. A fun craft will follow the story!
Seeker Release Party with Kim Chance September 14th at 6:00pm
We are so excited to have returning author Kim Chance here for the release of her new young adult novel Seeker (#2). With pizza and a discussion with the author, we will be celebrating the second book in her duology!
In Seeker, Lainey’s normal, bookworm life no longer exists. With her family murdered by the Master, she joins forces with a group of Supernatural rebels. But as she struggles to cope with her new role as Keeper and the uncontrollable power it gives her, Lainey realizes that magic does indeed leave a mark — but it’s not always physical.
This event is open to the public and free of charge.