Thursday, April 12, 2012

Memoirs & Coffee Book Group to Meet

The next meeting of Bernardsville Public Library’s book discussion group, Memoirs and Coffee, will be held on Tuesday, April 24 at 10:30 am in the library’s Community Room. Pat Kennedy-Grant, Readers’ Services Manager for the library, will lead the discussion of “Half A Life” (2010) by Darin Strauss. [The author will not be present.]

In this memoir, Mr. Strauss examines the far-reaching consequences of the tragic moment that has shadowed his whole life. In his last month of high school, he was behind the wheel of his father’s Oldsmobile when a girl riding a bicycle on the side of the road swerved in front of his car. The collision resulted in her death. In the book, he takes a hard look at loss and guilt, maturity and accountability, hope and, at last, acceptance of this tragedy.

Mr. Strauss is the international best-selling author of the New York Times Notable books “Change and Eng” and ”The Real McCoy,” and the national bestseller “More Than It Hurts You.” His work has been translated into fourteen languages and published in seventeen countries.

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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