CARL F. DEL VECCHIO MEMORIAL LIBRARY494 Willis Avenue * Williston Park, NY 11596 * Tel: 516-742-1820 * Fax: 516-294-5004 * Email: email@example.com
Upcoming Book Discussions:
March 12th, 2014: Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Echoing the ever-popular search for wilderness salvation by Chris McCandless (Back to the Wild, 2011) and every other modern-day disciple of Thoreau, Strayed tells the story of her emotional devastation after the death of her mother and the weeks she spent hiking the 1,100-mile Pacific Crest Trail. As her family, marriage, and sanity go to pieces, Strayed drifts into spontaneous encounters with other men, to the consternation of her confused husband, and eventually hits rock bottom while shooting up heroin with a new boyfriend. Convinced that nothing else can save her, she latches onto the unlikely idea of a long solo hike. Woefully unprepared (she fails to read about the trail, buy boots that fit, or pack practically), she relies on the kindness and assistance of those she meets along the way, much as McCandless did. Clinging to the books she lugs along—Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, Adrienne Rich—Strayed labors along the demanding trail, documenting her bruises, blisters, and greater troubles. Hiker wannabes will likely be inspired. Experienced backpackers will roll their eyes. But this chronicle, perfect for book clubs, is certain to spark lively conversation.
--Colleen Mondor, Booklist
This program will be held in the Assembly Room of the Village Hall at 7:00 p.m.
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Other upcoming discussions include:
April 9th, 2014: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
May 7th, 2014: Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress
June 4th, 2014: Home by Toni Morrison
September 10th, 2014: The Round House by Louise Erdrich
October 22nd, 2014: The Butterfly's Daughter by Alice Monroe
December 3rd, 2014: The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes