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All the Light We Cannot See

The Georgetown Book Club's April Selection

Marie-Laure is a blind girl whose life in Paris with her father, a Museum of Natural History locksmith, is upended by the Nazi occupation, which forces the pair to abandon the city for the coast. Werner and his sister are orphans in Essen, Germany, but he is singled out for his technical capabilities, and as a soldier in the war, his skills lead him to an assignment investigating Resistance activity in France.

Poetry Reading

Poetry Reading - Barrett Warner and Donald Illich

National Poetry Month

We continue to celebrate Nation Poetry Month with two readings from well-known local poets, Barrett Warner and Donald Illich on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Margaret Soltan, Associate Professor, English, George Washington University, DC

Poetry Lectures: Professor Margaret Soltan

Three-part lecture series Saturdays April 2, 9, and 16, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Margaret Soltan, Associate Professor, English, George Washington University has kindly agreed to offer a series of lectures at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library celebrating National Poetry Month. The lectures will be offered on three Saturdays: Lecture One: Winter kept us warm:  Poetry as Paradox April 2, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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The Narrow Road to the Deep North

The Georgetown Book Club's March Selection

Richard Flanagan's 2014 novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North, winner of the Man Booker Prize, looks closely at how the perils of love and war shape the life of one man. 

Close to Famous by Joan Bauer

Books for Young Bakers

Middle grade novels that incorporate baking

I am normally an outdoorsy person, and with parents who grew up in Maine and Wisconsin, you would think I would spend all winter sledding down hills and finding places to ski.  I love snowshoeing and walking through freshly fallen snow, but I also appreciate cold, snowy afternoons spent indoors with my cats and a hot cup of tea.

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Impossible Love

Novels of ill-fated relationships

Complex even when unchallenged and reciprocal, love grows in complication when met with any type of resistance.   Such resistance can be large scale, such as cultural disapproval, or more intimate, such as the health of one of the lovers.   Drawn mostly from Literary Fiction, the following works differ in the reasons why the lovers’ relationships are fraught -- but they share heartbreaking results rendered with such emotional acuity that they inspire in the reader as much appreciation as heartache. 

Author Eric Dregni

Author Talk - Professor Eric Dregni

Discussing his book "Never Trust a Thin Cook..."

Dean of the Italian Concordia Language Village and Assistant Professor of English and  journalism at Concordia University, Eric Dregni  is the author of sixteen books.  Professor Dregni will talk about some of  his books including the popular Never Trust a Thin Cook and ot

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Suspended Sentences

The Georgetown Book Club's February selection

Before being awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature, French novelist Patrick Modiano was not widely known outside his home country. However, for his readers, his preoccupations have long been clear, as his work often explores the Nazi occupation of Paris and its aftermath.

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Friendships Between Women

Well-depicted female bonds in Literary Fiction and one Memoir.

Intimate. Challenging. Supportive. Absorbing. Provocative. Close friendships between two women can be all of these things and many more -- sometimes all at once. Just as no woman -- no human being -- is like another, so too are bonds between women diverse, and just as women as individuals continue to develop throughout life, so too can the bonds between them.

Kate Chopin - Author

Classics Reading Group - Discusses Kate Chopin's "The Awakening"

Tuesday January 5th, 2016 1:00 p.m.

Kate Chopin (1850–1904) is an American writer best known for her stories about the inner lives of sensitive, daring women. She is widely recognized as one of America’s essential authors. Chopin started writing in her thirties and within a decade published ninety five short stories, two novels as well as several poems and critical essays..   

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