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Books & Authors: Reader's Advisory Service

 

 
 

Let's Talk About It! Spring 2016:

 

Writers from North Carolina’s
Literary Hall of Fame

 
 
 

7:00 p.m.—8:45 p.m.
January 11, 2016—March 8, 2016

 

Two Locations:

 
 
 

You are cordially invited to join Carteret County Public Library and the Western Carteret Public Library as we host this exciting program. Each of the five sessions will bring together avid readers and an eminent humanities scholar. Together, participants go on a journey of enlightenment as they discuss the nuances and relevancy of these books to our lives.

 

The series is free of charge and open to the public. Registration is not required to attend.

 
 
 

Alternate Mondays Evenings in Beaufort

 

 

 

1702 Live Oak St., Beaufort, NC 28516

 

 

Alternate Tuesdays Evenings in Cape Carteret

230 Taylor Notion Road
Cape Carteret, NC 28584

 
         

    The North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame commemorates and encourages the state's fertile literary heritage by honoring its leading authors and promoting the flow of great literature from the mountains to the coastal region. Forty-two writers, including six living ones, have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since its inauguration in 1996.
     Books in this series share the common past of the state's beginnings, through the challenge of the Civil War and its aftermath. Themes that run through the books include a connection to place, and a continuing struggle with race relations.

Book List & Discussion Schedule

 

The Marrow of Tradition
by Charles W. Chesnutt

Set in the fictional southern town of Wellington, the action is based upon the real 1898 Wilmington insurrection that shook the American society to the ground. The novel takes the reader to uncharted territories where the emerging white aristocracy is trying to get rid of the ‘blacks’.

   

Available as an eBook:

Check it out from OneClick Digital

Read it online from the Gutenberg Project

   

Beaufort

Cape Carteret

Monday, January 11, 7:00 p.m.
Speaker: Rebecca Godwin, PhD
Barton College

Tuesday, January 12, 7:00 p.m.
Speaker: Sue Ross, PhD
Davidson College, Ret.

         
  Look Homeward Angel

Look Homeward, Angel
by Thomas Wolfe

The novel follows the life of Eugene Gant, a brilliant and restless young man whose wanderlust and passion shape his juvenile years in rural North Carolina. This largely autobiographical story about the quest for a greater intellectual life has influenced generations of readers. Rich with vivid characterizations and lyrical prose, this American classic will capture the hearts and imaginations of every reader.

   

Available as an eAudiobook:

Check it out from OneClick Digital

Beaufort Cape Carteret
Monday, January 25, 7:00 p.m.
Speaker: Billy Yeargin, MLS
Duke University
Tuesday, January 26, 7:00 p.m.
Speaker: Billy Yeargin, MLS
Duke University
         
 

The Winter People

The Winter People
By John Ehle

At the beginning of the Depression, Collie Wright finds widowed clockmaker Wayland Jackson and his daughter and allows them to stay the night. She is an unmarried woman with a newborn baby and dark secrets. Jackson stays to work and court Collie. But the father of Collie's child soon returns to claim his rights, and a violent showdown forces Collie into the most painful decision of her life.

   

Beaufort

Cape Carteret

Monday, February 8, 7:00 p.m.
Speaker: William DiNome MFA
UNC-Wilmington

Tuesday, February 9, 7:00 p.m.
Speaker: William DiNome MFA
UNC-Wilmington

         
 

Roxanna Slade

Roxanna Slade
by Reynolds Price

Roxanna begins her story on her twentieth birthday -- a day that introduces her to the harsh realities of adulthood and changes the course of her life forever. Her beguiling tale is one that boldly reflects the high and low moments in the development of the modern South and the nation as well as the inner strength of a woman possessed of a piercingly clear vision, forthright hungers and immense vitality. 

   

Beaufort

Cape Carteret

Monday, February 22, 7:00 p.m.
Rebecca Godwin, PhD
Barton College

Tuesday, February 23, 7:00 p.m.
Rebecca Godwin, PhD
Barton College

         

On Agate Hill

On Agate Hill
By Lee Smith

Molly Petree was raised in the ruins of her family’s plantation and orphaned by the Civil War. When a mysterious benefactor appears out her father's past to rescue her, she never looks back. Spanning half a century of Molly’s picaresque journey through love, betrayal, motherhood, and a murder trial, this book sends Molly back home to Agate Hill under circumstances she never could have imagined. 

Available as an eAudiobook:

Check it out from OneClick Digital

Beaufort

Cape Carteret

Monday, March 7, 7:00 p.m.
Michelle Manning, MAT, MFA
UNC-Wilmington

Tuesday, March 8, 7:00 p.m.
Michelle Manning, MAT, MFA
UNC-Wilmington

 
 

Program Sponsors

 
 

This project is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
“Let’s Talk About It” is a joint project of the North Carolina Humanities Council and the North Carolina Center for the Book, a program of the State Library of North Carolina/Department of Cultural Resources and an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

 
       
 

Friends of Carteret County Public Library provide matching funds for the “Let’s Talk About It” book series.

Friends of Western Carteret Public Library provide matching funds for the “Let’s Talk About It” book series.

 
       
         
 
 
 
Past “Let’s Talk About It” Series

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