Our Spring Book Discussion Series with Jordon Pecile continues with one of the best books of the past year!
By Michael Connelly
Connelly's best-known characters team up in this intricate tale. Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller are on the streets and in the courtroom and Connelly puts forth one of the most suspenseful and satisfying reads since...well...Connelly's last book. He knows the territory. Readers who know Connelly will not be disappointed and we'll be talking about this fast and furious roller coaster of a ride today at 2:30. Please join us!
(P.S. A special note to Connelly fans (and yes, I am one) - his new one, Scarecrow, comes out next month and it's another great one. Also... just learned(!) we will get a second new Connelly book this year(!) - It's called "9 Dragons," features Harry Bosch and comes out in October(!!!!).)
Spring begins on March 20th and we're grabbing that first Sunday that follows to begin our Spring Book Discussion Series. Professor Jordon Pecile (photo at right) is back and our first meeting will be on Sunday, March 22 at 2:30 p.m. in the Conference Room on the Mezzanine Level. This spring, we are focusing on four popular novels which explore untraditional family relationships in times of crisis as well as prosperity and peace.
Brothers and Sisters: Families at the Front in Wartime and in Peace
April 5 - The Private Patient by P.D. James
April 26 - The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly
May 17 - Lark & Termite by Jayne Anne Phillips
All discussions begin at 2:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served.
When we meet tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. for our Fall Book Discussion Series and Jordon leads the talk about The Garden of Last Days, there's certain to be discussion of the pre 9/11 setting of the novel. There will also be discussion of Jordon's personal Dubus history. Jordon knew the author's father, Andre Dubus many years ago .When Janet and I went with Jordon this past summer to hear Andre (III) speak, it was a reunion of sorts...Jordon last saw the author more than 40 years ago!
They're all on the Events Calendar here at the Library during September. We promised you that we'd continue to present fabulous programs even as we prepare to move to the new building, and we're keeping our word!
Master Gardener Sue Kelley presents "Fall is for Planting—Perennials and Bulbs" at the Darien Library on September 16th at 7pm.
After taking an Adult Education class in Basic Gardening at Darien High School, Sue became involved with the UConn Master Gardening Program. She graduated as a Certified Master Gardener in 2002 and is currently working towards her Advanced Certification. Sue currently works at Reynolds' Farms Nursery in Norwalk, where she has enjoyed working and learning for the past 10 years.
Photo taken by Flickr user Muffet.