S. W. Smith Memorial Public Library
201 East Maple Street
Port Allegany, PA 16743
Library Dinner Auction
Fall Story Hour
Book Buddies Book Selection
Book Buddies Blog
Adopt-a- Book 2017
Book Buddies will meet on the last Thursday of each month from 6-7pm at the S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library. If you cannot participate in person, you have the option of joining the discussion via the Book Buddies Blog on swsmithlibrary.org.
Copies of the book are for loan and the library requests to borrow additional copies from other libraries in PA. The book is also available as an ebook through OverDrive: (https://b2gsdl.overdrive.com/). The book can also be purchased on Amazon.
See you at 6pm on September 28, 2017 at the S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library for the next Book Buddies Club meeting!
Or, join the conversation online by using the
Book Buddies Blog
No Meeting in August
by Barbara Kingsolver
Kingsolver's ambitious new novel, her first in nine years (after the
The Poisonwood Bible
), focuses on Harrison William Shepherd, the product of a divorced American father and a Mexican mother. After getting kicked out of his American military academy, Harrison spends his formative years in Mexico in the 1930s in the household of Diego Rivera; his wife, Frieda Kahlo; and their house guest, Leon Trotsky, who is hiding from Soviet assassins. After Trotsky is assassinated, Harrison returns to the U.S., settling down in Asheville, N.C., where he becomes an author of historical potboilers (e.g.,
Vassals of Majesty
) and is later investigated as a possible subversive. Narrated in the form of letters, diary entries and newspaper clippings, the novel takes a while to get going, but once it does, it achieves a rare dramatic power that reaches its emotional peak when Harrison wittily and eloquently defends himself before the House Un-American Activities Committee (on the panel is a young Dick Nixon). Employed by the American imagination, is how one character describes Harrison, a term that could apply equally to Kingsolver as she masterfully resurrects a dark period in American history with the assured hand of a true literary artist.-Amanzon.com
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