Talking Book Club

Center for AccessibilityMartin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Talking Book Club

Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 11 a.m.

Join the Center of Accessibility for Talking Book Club. This book club is targeted toward participants who are blind or low vision, but we are open to any book-lover joining! We will meet on the second Wednesday of every other month. Our next virtual book club meeting will take place on April 14 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Paisley, Library Associate for the Center for Accessibility, will host and moderate the Talking Book Club.
 


For information on how to join the book club, please feel free to contact us by email: DCPLaccess@dc.gov or phone: 202-727-2142.

During the April 14 meeting, we will discuss as we discuss The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes.

"Set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond, from the author of Me Before You and The Peacock Emporium Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt's new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically. The leader, and soon Alice's greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman who's never asked a man's permission for anything. They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Horseback Librarians of Kentucky. What happens to them--and to the men they love--becomes a classic drama of loyalty, justice, humanity and passion. Though they face all kinds of dangers, they're committed to their job--bringing books to people who have never had any, sharing the gift of learning that will change their lives. Based on a true story rooted in America's past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope. At times funny, at others heartbreaking, this is a richly rewarding novel of women's friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond"-- Provided by publisher.

Add to Calendar 14-04-2021 11:00:00 14-04-2021 12:00:00 Talking Book Club Join the Center of Accessibility for Talking Book Club. This book club is targeted toward participants who are blind or low vision, but we are open to any book-lover joining! We will meet on the second Wednesday of every other month. Our next virtual book club meeting will take place on April 14 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Paisley, Library Associate for the Center for Accessibility, will host and moderate the Talking Book Club.   For information on how to join the book club, please feel free to contact us by email: DCPLaccess@dc.gov or phone: 202-727-2142. During the April 14 meeting, we will discuss as we discuss The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. "Set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond, from the author of Me Before You and The Peacock Emporium Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt's new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically. The leader, and soon Alice's greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman who's never asked a man's permission for anything. They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Horseback Librarians of Kentucky. What happens to them--and to the men they love--becomes a classic drama of loyalty, justice, humanity and passion. Though they face all kinds of dangers, they're committed to their job--bringing books to people who have never had any, sharing the gift of learning that will change their lives. Based on a true story rooted in America's past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope. At times funny, at others heartbreaking, this is a richly rewarding novel of women's friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond"-- Provided by publisher. false DD/MM/YYYY

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