Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 11:30 a.m.
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie: This is a darkly comic short story collection by a Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian who has brilliantly woven memory, fantasy, and stark realism to paint a complex ironic portrait of life in and around the Spoke Indian Reservation. Alexie depicts the distances between Indians and whites, reservation Indians and urban Indians, men and women, and most poetically between modern Indians and the traditions of the past in these 22 interlinking tales.
Tuesday, March 25, 11:30 a.m.
The richly emotional and spiritual, Tending Roses, by Lisa Wingate, will be discussed at the March meeting of Open Book. This is the story of new mother, Kate Benson, who moves her family to Grandma Rose's farm in Missouri in hopes of persuading Grandma that it is time to give up the farm and move into a nursing home. But, instead of Rose learning what is best for her, Katie discovers her Grandmother's journal filled with stories that help Katie learn the importance of family, friendship, and faith. Copies of this book are now available for check out from the circulation desk with a valid Pines library card.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 11:30 a.m.
Oglethorpe County Library’s Adult Book Discussion Group, Open Book, will be meeting to discuss the 2008 New York Times Best Seller, The Art of Racing in the Rain, by American author and filmmaker, Garth Stein. This extremely popular book club selection is told from the viewpoint of man’s best friend, Enzo, the family dog. While Enzo has some pretty unusual beliefs about the humans, their world and their interactions, he aptly delivers a heart wrenching story of family, loyalty, love, and hope. With the novel remaining on the best sellers’ list for 156 weeks, it is sure to be an enjoyment for all genre readers so pick up a copy at the circulation desk and join us on January 28 for the discussion.