Set around the turn of the Twentieth century, Phillip Margulies’ Belle Cora is a fictional autobiography of Anabella Godwin as told by Belle as an older woman. Belle becomes a millworker, a prostitute, a notorious madam, a murderess, and eventually one of San Francisco’s richest and most revered dowagers in her lifetime. Told with unflagging wit and verve, Belle Cora brings to life a turbulent era and untamed America on the cusp of greatness.
The Book Club meets on the Fourth Tuesday of the month at 6PM. The public is welcome to join the discussion. Call the Library for more information
Narrated by Death, The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak follows Liesel, a nine year old living with a foster family in a working class neighborhood of Molching, Germany during the World War II era. She steals books while she and her friends Rudy and Max, a Jewish refugee, discover the power of words, language and friendship.
The Book Club meets on the Fourth Tuesday of the month at 6PM. The public is welcome to join the discussion. Call the Library for more information.
Charging Elk, an Oglala Sioux, is injury in a performance of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. He is left behind in Marseille as the show travels on and force to remake his life alone in a strange land. This is a Native American story seldom seen: a stranger in a strange land, often invisible, loving, violent, trusting, wary, protective and defenseless against a society that excludes him but judges him by its rule. At once epic and intimate, James Welch’s The Heartsong of Charging Elk echoes across time, geography and cultures.
The Book Club meets at the Library on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6 PM. The public is welcome to join the discussion.