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December 2016

Evening Book Discussion: Twain & Stanley Enter Paradise by Oscar Hijuelos

December 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Jennie Keeler Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library + Google Map

This novel is a luminous work of fiction inspired by the real-life, 37-year friendship between two towering figures of the late nineteenth century: famed writer and humorist Mark Twain and legendary explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley. Adapted from Amazon.com description. Books are available for checkout with a valid Library card approximately 1 month before meeting. Note: Discussion will be held earlier in the month to accommodate winter holidays. Evening discussions will now take place in the Jennie Keeler Meeting Room.…

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January 2017

Evening Book Discussion: Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini

January 23, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Jennie Keeler Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library + Google Map

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini’s compelling historical novel unveils the private lives of Abraham and Mary Lincoln through the perspective of the First Lady’s most trusted confidante and friend, her dressmaker, Elizabeth Keckley. In a life that spanned nearly a century and witnessed some of the most momentous events in American history, Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley was born a slave. A gifted seamstress, she earned her freedom by the skill of her needle, and won the friendship of First Lady…

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