Five Quarters of the Orange (3/18)

Join us on Wednesday, March 18th, at 1:00 PM, to explore Joanne Harris' compelling novel, Five Quarters of the Orange.
When the widowed Framboise moves back to the village of Les Laveuses, where she grew up, she is pleased to discover that no-one recognises her. She soon forges a new life for herself there, and before long has established a profitable creperie.

All is going well, until her profiteering nephew realises that money can be made by publishing a collection of Framboise's increasingly popular recipes, left to her by her mother, a woman despised throughout the village. For the book to be a success, her true identity must be revealed, opening the flood gates to a past life and painful childhood memories. -- From the publisher's summary.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (2/18)

Join our book discussion group on Wednesday, February 18th, at 1:00 PM, as we tackle Maya Angelou's classic work, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
Maya Angelou's childhood in a small, rural community during the 1930s. Filled with images and recollections that point to the dignity and courage of black men and women, Angelou paints a sometimes disquieting, but always affecting picture of the people, and the times, that touched her life. -- From the publisher's summary.