The TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL will be held in and around the Capitol Building November 4-6 2016
Hill Country Authors Series—November 2
Austin author Karan Mahajan will speak at the next Hill Country Authors Series on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at 2 pm at the Library on his latest novel The Association of Small Bombs.
In this novel Mahajan writes about the effects of terrorism on victims and perpetrators, proving to be one of the most provocative and dynamic novelists of his generation. His book is about the effects of one small bombing on all the people who were there, or associated with the people who were there. It tells how this bombing affects people for the rest of their lives. It also covers the terrorists: how they set up the bombing, and what happens to them during the blast. And afterwards: are they caught, do they have a trial?
The Austin-American Statesman said “A tour de force of psychological probing and empathy.” And the New York Times Book Review noted that the book is “Wonderful …smart, devastating, unpredictable and enviably adept in its handling of tragedy and its fallout.”
The Huffington Post said “In a post-9/11 world, this novel should be considered a must-read.”
Tickets for the event are $15 in advance and $18 at the door, and may be purchased starting Monday, September 12, 2016 at the Second-Hand Prose bookstore on the second floor of the library, at the WOW!mobile, or by contacting Marcy Lowe at 512-868-8974. A delicious dessert and beverage from the Red Poppy Café in the library will be served with the presentation.
Round Rock Public Library Events: Book Buzz Thursday, November 10th
6:00 PM - Introduction to the Round Rock Friends of the Library. Learn about this volunteer group and grab seats for Book Buzz.
7:00 PM - Book Buzz: A publisher will summarize books that will be published during the next year. There will be prizes and refreshments and a free book for everyone!
Register Thursday October 27th (Required for Admission)
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Hello Fellow Readers,
At our October 17th we will choose one of these best-selling books for discussion on January 16th. Presented below in alphabetical order. Must be present October 17th to vote.
UNCLE TOM’s CABIN by Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1852. Author’s 2nd book; best-selling novel of the 19th century. Cotton plantations in Kentucky and Louisiana. Legend has it that Abraham Lincoln credited Stowe for having started the Civil War with the publication of this book. Characters include Uncle Tom, George and Eliza Harris, Eva St Clare, and Simon Legree. Central themes include the evils and inhumanity of slavery and therefore its conflict with Christianity.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Monday, September 5, 2016
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Sunday, August 21, 2016
"I Used To Dream About Escaping My Ordinary Life, But My Life Was Never Ordinary. I Had Simply Failed To Notice How Extraordinary ..."
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