Jonathan Coleman discusses his newest book West by West: My Charmed, Tormented Life, co-authored with Jerry West. The presentation is at the Library of Virginia’s Books on Broad, a monthly book club that brings authors and booklovers together in an informal setting.
Discussion of Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes. In a story by a decorated Marine veteran who fought in the Vietnam War, Lieutenant Waino Mellas and his fellow Marines venture into the mountain jungle of Vietnam as boys and fight their way into manhood, meeting not only external obstacles but also those between each other, including racial [...]
Central Branch of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
Discussion of American Pastoral by Philip Roth. A former athletic star, devoted family man, and owner of a thriving glove factory, Seymour “Swede” Levov, finds his life coming apart during the social disorder of the 1960s, when his beloved daughter turns revolutionary terrorist out to destroy her father’s world.
Gordon Avenue Branch, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
Discussion of Kitty Foyle by Christopher Morley. A 1939 American novel that became a bestseller and later was adapted as a popular 1940 film. The novel tells of a white-collar girl who falls in love with a young socialite, despite the objections of his family.
Discussion of The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses S. Grant in War and Peace by H.W. Brands. An analysis of Ulysses Grant’s pivotal contributions during the Civil War and his presidency covers his defense of black civil rights, his controversial willingness to sacrifice troops to win the war, and the heated criticism over his Reconstruction [...]
Cost: $55 Members | $60 Non-Members Saturday, May 18, 2013 | 9:00am-1:00pm This workshop uses somatic exercises for healing and writing poetry. Using poetry to explore attention and the mind/body connection, we tap into the healing powers of expressive flow and inspiration, uncover authentic voice, and generate work.