OTHERNESS book discussion series with Ileen Gottesfeld
Wednesday, September 22nd, October 20th, and November 17th at 4:00 pm. Otherness (noun) – The state of being different; the state of being perceived or treated as different, foreign or strange. You only need to sign up ONCE for the multiple sessions. In this series we will discuss two historical works of fiction, and one multi-generational family novel. In each, a central character faces rejection rightfully or wrongfully, because of his/her otherness.
September 22: Fever by Mary Beth Keane – A gripping, historic novel about a headstrong Irish immigrant known as Typhoid Mary, who arrives in New York City in the early 1900’s and causes a shocking health crisis. (Put a hold on it) (download Hoopla audiobook)
October 20: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Richardson – A fascinating and inspiring historical novel about a courageous librarian, who was an outcast in her village, traveling through dangerous Kentucky mountain communities on her donkey, to deliver reading materials to poor and often illiterate folk. (Put a hold on it) (download ebook/audiobook on Overdrive)
November 17: Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane- A contemporary novel about two suburban New York families. Two of the characters are policemen and a wife of one has mental problems which affect the families’ well being for decades. The wife of one policeman is the problem — mental problems that affect both families. (Put a hold on it) (download ebook/audiobook on Overdrive)
Books will be available on the Book Group Shelf 3 weeks before each meeting