Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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, February 26 at 10:30 am in the library’s Community Room.  Pat Kennedy-Grant, Readers’ Services Manager for the library, will lead the discussion of " Elsewhere: A Memoir” (2012) by Richard Russo. [The author will not be present.]

Richard Russo is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of eight works of fiction which preceded this memoir--a hilarious, moving and always surprising account of his life, his parents and the upstate New York town they all struggled to escape.  Michael Schaub of NPR.org said the book is “One of the most honest, moving American memoirs in years... Russo's straightforward writing style is even more effective in "Elsewhere" [and his] intellectual and emotional honesty are remarkable.”

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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