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"History is a living horse laughing at a wooden horse. History is a wind blowing where it listeth. History is no sure thing to bet on. History is a box of tricks with a lost key. History is a labyrinth of doors with sliding panels, a book of ciphers with the code in a cave of the Saragossa sea. History says, if it pleases, Excuse me, I beg your pardon, it will never happen again if I can help it."

—Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) American writer known for free verse, Smoke and Steel

 

Vail Public Library's Book Discussion Group

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This month's selection is "Is This Tomorrow: A Novel" by Caroline Leavitt

What
  • All Ages
When October 8, 2014
from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where Vail Public Library's Community Room
Contact Name Vail Public Library
Contact Email
Contact Phone 970-479-2187
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This month's selection is "Is This Tomorrow: A Novel" by Carolyn Leavitt. Summary: "In 1956, Ava Lark rents a house with her twelve-year-old son, Lewis, in a desirable Boston suburb. Ava is beautiful, divorced, Jewish, and a working mom. She finds her neighbors less than welcoming. Lewis yearns for his absent father, befriending the only other fatherless kids: Jimmy and Rose. One afternoon, Jimmy goes missing. The neighborhood—in the throes of Cold War paranoia—seizes the opportunity to further ostracize Ava and her son. Years later, when Lewis and Rose reunite to untangle the final pieces of the tragic puzzle, they must decide: Should you tell the truth even if it hurts those you love, or should some secrets remain buried?"

 

Light refreshments will be served, all are welcome to attend.

Is This Tomorrow