Join Reference Librarian Cathy Reid for a lively discussion about The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin. Amanda writes with breathtaking empathy and in The Orchardist, she crafts an astonishing debut novel about a man who disrupts the lonely harmony of an ordered life when he opens his heart and lets the world in.
Join Reference Librarian Cathy Reid for a lively discussion about The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. Tony Webster thought he'd left his past behind as he built a life for himself. His marriage and career have fallen into an amicable divorce and retirement. But the past mysteriously comes back to haunt him and he must reconsider his nature and place in the world.
Join Reference Librarian Cathy Reid for a lively discussion about The Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks. This gripping historical novel is based on the true story of Eyam, the "Plague Village," in the rugged mountain spine of England. When bubonic plague comes to an isolated settlement of shepherds and miners a visionary young preacher convinces them to seal themselves off in a deadly quarantine to prevent the spread of the disease.