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August 2016

Evening Book Discussion: The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar

August 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Local History Room,
Seelye House, Bethel Public Library
space between us

Thrity Umrigar's poignant novel about a wealthy woman and her downtrodden servant, offers a revealing look at class and gender roles in modern day Bombay. Alternatively told through the eyes of Sera, a Parsi widow whose pregnant daughter and son-in-law share her elegant home, and Bhima, the elderly housekeeper who must support her orphaned granddaughter, Umrigar does an admirable job of creating two sympathetic characters whose bond goes far deeper than that of employer and employee. Told in a series…

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Morning Book Discussion: The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar

August 31 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 am
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library
space between us

Thrity Umrigar's poignant novel about a wealthy woman and her downtrodden servant, offers a revealing look at class and gender roles in modern day Bombay. Alternatively told through the eyes of Sera, a Parsi widow whose pregnant daughter and son-in-law share her elegant home, and Bhima, the elderly housekeeper who must support her orphaned granddaughter, Umrigar does an admirable job of creating two sympathetic characters whose bond goes far deeper than that of employer and employee. Told in a series…

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September 2016

Quarterly Classic Book Discussion: Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library
around the world

Taking up a challenge from his whist partners, a mysterious English gentleman named Phileas Fogg wagers half his fortune and abandons his quiet domestic routine to undertake a daring feat: to circle the globe in a mere 80 days, an achievement unheard of in the Victorian world. Fogg and his devoted manservant avail themselves of virtually every known means of transportation in their wild race against time. Meanwhile, a devious detective dogs their every step and introduces fresh obstacles. The…

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Evening Book Discussion: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Maria Parloa Community Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library
boys-in-the-boat

Out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times. This is the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew…

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Morning Book Discussion: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown

September 28 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library
boys-in-the-boat

Out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times. This is the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew…

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