Bernardsville Public Library’s evening book discussion group, Page Turners, will meet on Wednesday, September 24 at 6:30 pm in the library’s Community Room when Library Director April Judge will lead the discussion of “Providence" (2014) by Lisa Colozza Cocca. [The author will not be present.] The book is the "One Community, One Book" selection for the Morristown Festival of Books this month.
The novel follows the story of a Becky, a young girl who runs away from a violent home and, a few hours later, finds an abandoned newborn girl whom she rescues from a train and with whom she settles in another town far away. As she forges bonds with the people in this town and the infant she has rescued, Becky becomes tangled in the web of lies she has woven and is forced to make difficult decisions. She manages to survive, even thrive, in difficult circumstances.
The author grew up in upstate New York and now lives in New Jersey. She worked as a teacher and has run a school library. "Providence" is her first published novel, but, she says, "I’ve written other novels, chapter books, and picture books... If you’ve been to school in the past decade, there is a good chance you have used something I had a part in making."
There is no charge to attend and no registration is needed to join the discussion. Call the library at 766-0118 for more information.