Open Book - Adult Book Discussion Group

At the Oglethorpe County Library

If you would like more information on how to join please call 706-743-8817.

Crabbing Days of an Islander

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November 27, 2012

Crabbing Days of an Islander by Betty S. Cory: Oglethorpe County Library's Adult Book Discussion Group, Open Book, will be discussing "Crabbing Days of an Islander" by Betty S. Cory on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 11:30am - 12:30pm. Mrs. Cory is a local resident of Oglethorpe County and she will be joining us for a author visit and hands on discussion of her book. Several copies of the book are now available for check-out from the circulation desk at the library. For more information about Betty Cory and her book about St. Simons Island, Georgia, please visit her website, www.bettycory.com. For more information about this event, please call the library at 706-743-8817.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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September 25, 2012

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer: Shaffer's debut novel, written with her niece Barrow, is an original account of one writer's relationship with a member of a unique book club formed as an alibi to protect its members from arrest at the hands of the Nazis during WWII. With a small cast of gifted narrators including Paul Boehmer, Susan Duerdan, John Lee, Rosalyn Landor and the enjoyable Juliet Mills, this production is first-class from top to bottom. The narrators' British dialects, each quite regional and equally as different as they are ear-pleasing, serve the story well and allow Shaffer's words to leap from the page into the hearts and minds of her listeners. The final result is an almost theatrical experience with a plethora of enthusiastic performances. - Publisher's Weekly

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

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July 31, 2012

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman: This southern charmer novel recounts 12-year-old Cecelia Rose Honeycutt's recovery from a childhood with her crazy, southern beauty queen mother, Camille, and cantankerous father, Carl. Once her mother is struck by an ice cream truck, Cecelia is whisked away to a life of privilege in Savannah, GA with her great aunt, Tootie. Warm yet heartbreaking, and generously spiced with humor, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt is the story of a girl who loses her mother but finds many others under a balmy Georgia sun. -Publisher

Blonde

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June 26, 2012

Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates: In this ambitious book, Joyce Carol Oates boldly reimagines the inner, poetic, and spiritual life of Norma Jeane Baker--the child, the woman, the fated celebrity and idolized blonde the world came to know as Marilyn Monroe. In a voice startling, intimate, and rich, Norma Jeane tells her own story, that of an emblematic American artist--intensely conflicted and driven—who has lost her way. A powerful portrait of Hollywood's myth and an extraordinary woman's heartbreaking reality, Blonde is a sweeping epic that pays tribute to the elusive magic and devastation behind the creation of the great twentieth-century American star. - Publisher