Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Memoirs & Coffee Book Group to Meet

The next meeting of Bernardsville Library’s book discussion group, Memoirs and Coffee, will be held on Tuesday, March 22 at 10:30 am in the library’s Community Room. Pat Kennedy-Grant, Readers’ Services Coordinator for the library, will lead the discussion of The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates (2010) by Wes Moore. [The author will not be present.]

The book recounts the story of two boys with the same name, born blocks apart in the same decaying city within a year of each other. One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison for robbery and murder. The first Wes Moore wrote a letter to the imprisoned Wes Moore, and so began a lengthy correspondence. Their stories are told in the book in alternating dramatic narratives.

There is no charge to attend the book discussion, and no sign-up is needed. For further information, call the library at 908-766-0118.

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