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August 2016

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
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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

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
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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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October 2016

Morning Book Discussion: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

October 26 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library
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An intriguing combination of fantast thriller and moral allegory, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde depicts the gripping struggle of two opposing personalities — one essentially good, the other evil — for the soul of one man. Its tingling suspense and intelligent and sensitive portrayal of man's dual nature reveals Stevenson as a writer of great skill and originality, whose power to terrify and move us remains, over a century later, undiminished. Books are available for checkout with…

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