Meet the Author
in conversation with
March 5 at 7:00 pm
at Barrett Bookstore
Wine, Cheese & Book Talk
Marisa Silver takes Dorothea Lange’s well known “Migrant Mother” photograph as the inspiration for a remarkable book that weaves together the story of three characters: Mary, the subject of the picture, struggling to keep her family alive during the Great Depression, Vera Dare, the photographer who has abandon her family in order to pursue her creative work, and Walker Dodge, a present day professor of history who discovers a family mystery embedded in the work. In restrained but beautiful prose, the author creates an extraordinary tale that explores the complexity of family relationships, and reminds us that although an iconic photograph, whatever the subject, can capture the essence of a moment, it only scratches the surface of a life.
Kate Manning, author of My Notorious Life, will lead the discussion with Marisa Silver, author of Mary Coin, our winter book club selection. Please call to reserve a seat. (203-655-2712)
The 5th Wave, Rick Yancy
Yancy has done it again. A fast paced story of strength, survival, trust and the powerful will of humanity and the moral soul. Other worldly beings have carefully contrived to rid Earth of humans in order to "relocate". A delicate balance of alien infusion and strategically executed catastrophes test not only the survival instinct, but also re-enforces the moral human condition that is the soul of our being. A great young adult read.
Lemony Snicket When Did You See Her Last?
In keeping with Snicket's whimsical Series of Unfortunate Events style, this new detective series for grades 5-8 is a fun mystery complete with quirky characters and smart kids. The element of mystery lies not only with the case they are trying to solve but also with the main character himself, his sister and her mysterious mission. It begs for a sequel and an answer to their mysterious circumstances.Counting by Sevens, Holly Goldberg Sloan
A heartwarming story of how unfortunate circumstances can bring out the compassion in others and how "family" can evolve. Rich, wonderful and quirky characters; funny and endearing storyline. Will appeal to ages 12-adult.
Please Bring Balloons, Lindsay Ward
An imaginative picture book for children ages 2-7. Imaginative frolicking when balloons take Emma on a a delightful adventure with some very unlikely friends. Vivid, colorful and a great read-aloud.