Friday, November 11, 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, November 29 at 10:30 am in the library’s Community Room. Pat Kennedy-Grant, Readers’ Services Manager for the library, will lead the discussion of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (2000) by Dave Eggers. [The author will not be present.]

This best-selling memoir, written when Eggers was thirty, is the moving description of a college senior who, in the space of five weeks, loses both of his parents to cancer and inherits his eight-year-old brother. It has been called an “exhilarating debut that manages to be simultaneously hilarious and wildly inventive as well as a deeply heartfelt story of the love that holds a family together.”

Dave Eggers lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is also the author of “What Is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng” (2006), and he has won notable awards such as the National Book Critics Circle Award, Heinz Award, Independent Publisher Book Award, Prix Médicis, Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He was also a Pulitzer Prize Finalist.

There is no charge and no sign-up is needed to join the discussion. Call the library at 766-0118 for more information.

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