On Thursday November 14 at noon, we will be discussing:
The Paris wife: a novel by Paula McLain — Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness-until she meets Ernest Hemingway. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in the fabled Lost Generation. Though deeply in love, the Hemingways are ill prepared for the hard-drinking and fast-living life of Jazz Age Paris. Surrounded by beautiful women and competing egos, Ernest struggles to find the voice that will earn him a place in history, pouring all the richness and intensity of his life with Hadley and their circle of friends into the novel that will become The Sun Also Rises. Hadley, meanwhile, strives to hold on to her sense of self as the demands of life with Ernest grow costly and her roles as wife, friend, and muse become more challenging.
Caleb's crossing by Geraldine Brooks — Living in the isolated Puritan settlement of Great Harbor on Martha's Vineyard, Bethia Mayfield, the bright young daughter of the local minister, balances her strict religion with a passionate love of nature and a growing curiosity about the culture of the Wampanoag tribe that populates the island. When Bethia secretly strikes up a friendship with a young Wampanoag named Caleb, she unknowingly begins a journey that will shape her life.
The Paris wife: a novel by Paula McLain. Portrays the love affair and marriage between Ernest Hemingway and Hadley Mowrer from their Chicago meeting in 1920 to their lives during the Jazz Age in Paris, but as Ernest struggles to find his literary voice, Hadley tries to define her role in their relationship as wife, friend, and muse
The Chairperson, Kim Schulz, called the meeting to order at 7:32 pm.Present: J. Fausone, M. Farell, T. Hartnett, K. Schulz
Absent: N. Eggenberger, S. Foster
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden
Call to Audience(C. DeBear, L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, D. McHugh, L. Papa) – None
Approval of AgendaThe agenda was approved as amended by unanimous consent.
Approval of Budget Hearing MinutesThe minutes were approved by unanimous consent
Approval of General Meeting MinutesThe minutes were approved by unanimous consent.
CommunicationsE. Davis shared that the library is investigating the possibility of joining a proposed Wide-Area Network of aerial fiber cables for remote back-up purposes, as well as other potential benefits, through the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools. She, L. Papa and L. Golden attended a meeting with Plymouth-Canton Community Schools; the township of Plymouth; the city of Plymouth; Plymouth District Library; Canton Township, and the Western Townships Utilities Authority. PCCS is offering to allow the Canton Public Library to share in the benefits of this project by paying only the incremental costs to join and hook up to another member of the WAN (Canton Township or Plymouth District Library, for example); joining the RFP would cost $1500 and would allow the library to retain the option of joining the project while waiting until final estimates come in to fully commit. Davis will keep the board updated.
Davis heard from Deb Greene, director of the Belleville Area District Library, that her board has chosen a site on Belleville Lake for the new library building.
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Armor and blood: the Battle of Kursk, the turning point of World War II by Dennis E. Showalter
Catastrophe 1914: Europe goes to war by Max Hastings
Constellation of genius: 1922: modernism year one by Kevin Jackson
Dallas 1963 by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis
Finding the Dragon Lady: the mystery of Vietnam's Madame Nhu by Monique Brinson Demery