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December 2014

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby

December 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library

No registration required. Books are available at the Circulation Desk about a month before the discussions. “Through the frayed curtain at my window, a wan glow announces the break of day. My heels hurt, my head weighs a ton, and something like a giant invisible cocoon holds my whole body prisoner.” Thus begins the remarkable testimony of Bauby, who was editor-in-chief of French Elle when he was felled by a stroke in December 1995. The stroke left every inch of…

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January 2015

Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

January 28, 2015 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library

No registration required. Books are available at the Circulation Desk about a month before the discussions. In post-World War II Barcelona, young Daniel is taken by his bookseller father to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a massive sanctuary where books are guarded from oblivion. Told to choose one book to protect, he selects The Shadow of the Wind, by Julian Carax. He reads it, loves it, and soon learns it is both very valuable and very much in danger because someone…

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February 2015

West with the Night by Beryl Markham

February 25, 2015 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library

No registration required. Books are available at the Circulation Desk about a month before the discussions. “Did you read Beryl Markham’s book, West with the Night? I knew her fairly well in Africa and never would have suspected that she could and would put pen to paper except to write in her flyer’s log book. As it is, she has written so well, and marvelously well, that I was completely ashamed of myself as a writer. I felt that I was…

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