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Mad Women in the Attic, Spring 2014


Jane Eyre By Charlotte Brontë


Wide Sargasso Sea By Jean Rhys


Surfacing By Margaret Atwood


Sula By Toni Morrison


The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Picturing America: Making Tracks


Nothing Like It in the World By Stephen Ambrose


A Selection of Poems


Rising from the Rails By Larry Tye


Riding the Rails A Film By Michael Uys & Lexy Lovell


Housekeeping By Marilynne Robinson

Altered Landscapes: North Carolina


Salt By Isabel Zuber


Garden Spells By Sarah Addison Allen


If You Want Me to Stay By Michael Parker


Blood Done Sign My Name By Timothy Tyson


Plant Life By Pamela Duncan

Picturing America: Land of Opportunity


Ragtime By E. L. Doctorow


All the King's Men By Robert Penn Warren


Seabiscuit: An American Legend By Laura Hillenbrand


Noon Wine By Katherine Anne Porter


Dreaming in Cuban By Cristina Garcia

Louis D. Rubin, Jr. Series

Discovering the Literary South; The Louis D. Rubin, Jr. Series


Gap Creek: The Story of a Marriage By Robert Morgan


A Virtuous Woman By Kaye Gibbons


The Jew Store By Stella Suberman


Clover By Dori Sanders


The Coal Tattoo By Silas House

“When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.” -Ralph Ellison

20th Century African American Literature


Family By J. California Cooper


Go Tell It on the Mountain By James Baldwin


The Color Purple By Alice Walker


Invisible Man By Ralph Ellison


Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine By Bebe Moore Campbell

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional ...

Affirming Aging


January 11, 2010: The Memory of Old Jack By Wendell Berry


January 25, 2010: Having Our Say By Sarah and Elizabeth Delaney, and Amy Hearth


February 8, 2010: Water for Elephants By Sara Gruen


February 22, 2010: The Stone Angel By Margaret Laurence


March 8, 2010: Crossing to Safety By Wallace Stegner

Beyond the Battlefield: Alternative Views Of War

September 14, 2009: March By Geraldine Brooks

September 28, 2009: All Quiet on the Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque

October 12, 2009: The Reader By Bernhard Schlink

November 2, 2009: The Coldest War By Jim Brady

November 16, 2009: The Things They Carried By Tim O’Brien

Law & Literature: The Eva R. Rubin Series

September 22, 2008: Billy Budd By Herman Melville
October 6, 2008: The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson By Mark Twain
October 20, 2008: A Lesson Before Dying By Ernest Gaines
November 3, 2008: Snow Falling on Cedars By David Guterson
November 17, 2008: The Emperor of Ocean Park By Stephen Carter

Imagining the Future: Scientific Revelations in Fiction

Imagining the Future: Scientific Revelations in Fiction

January 14, 2008: The World Set Free by H.G. Wells
January 28, 2008: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
February 11, 2008: I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
February 25, 2008: The Space Merchants by Frederick Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth
March 10, 2008: Greenhouse Summer by Norman Spinrad

Journeys Across Time

Journeys Across Time and Place: Mapping Southern Identities

September 10, 2007: Shiloh and Other Stories by Bobbie Ann Mason
September 24, 2007: The Known World by Edward P. Jones
October 8, 2007: Nowhere Else on Earth by Josephine Humphreys
October 22, 2007: Wolf Whistle by Lewis Nordan
November 5, 2007: Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

Let's Talk About It! : Working

"Working: Making a Living, Making a Life, Work and Its Rewards In America"

January 29, 2007: Growing Up, by Russell Baker
February 12, 2007: Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller
February 26, 2007: The Professor’s House, by Willa Cather
March 12, 2007: Working, by Studs Terkel
March 26, 2007: Confessions of an Advertising Man, by David Ogilvy

Let's Talk About It!

"Family: The Way We Were, The Way We Are: Seasons in the Contemporary American Family"

Sept. 11, 2006: This House of Sky by Ivan Doig
Sept. 25, 2006: Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry & Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
Oct. 9, 2006: Ordinary People by Judith Guest
Oct. 23, 2006: "The Stone Boy" by Gina Berriault, "A&P" by John Updike & "The Five-Forty-Eight" by John Cheever
Nov. 6, 2006: During the Reign of the Queen of Persia by Joan Chase

How Folklife Crafts Our Literature, Lives and Communities

"How Folklife Creates Our Literature, Lives and Communities"

A pilot program sponsored by the North Carolina Folklore Society, in collaboration with North Carolina Center for the Book, and supported by a grant from the NC Humanities Council.

January 23, 2006: A Tree Accurst by Daniel Patterson & Bobby McMillon,
February 6, 2006: Somerset Homecoming by Dorothy Spruill Redford
February 20, 2006: Nowhere Else on Earth by Josephine Humphrey
March 20, 2006: Uncommon Clay by Margaret Maron

One Vision, Many Voices

One Vision, Many Voices: Latino Literature in the United States

September 12, 2005: In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
September 26, 2005: How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez
October 10, 2005: Dreaming in Cuban by Christina Garcia
October 24, 2005: The Crystal Frontier by Carlos Fuentes
November 7, 2005: When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago

Let's Talk About It!

What America Reads: Myth Making in Popular Fiction


January 24, 2005: Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Scholar: Seodial Deena, PhD, East Carolina University

February 7, 2005: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, Scholar: Bes Spangler, PhD, Peace College

February 21, 2005: Shane by Jack Schaefer, Scholar: Joseph Gomez, PhD, North Carolina State University

March 7, 2005: From here to Eternity by James Jones, Scholar: Jim Burkhead, MA, Pitt Community College

March 21, 2005: A Tan and Sandy Silence by John D. MacDonald, Scholar: Michelle Manning, MAT, MFA, UNC-Wilmington

Tar Heel Fiction

Tar Heel Fiction: A Second Look
September 20, 2004: Raney by Clyde Edgerton with scholar Marie Farr, PhD, East Carolina University
October 4, 2004: Oral History by Lee Smith with scholar Thomas Lisk, PhD, North Carolina State University
October 18, 2004: A Visitation of Spirits by Randall Kenan with scholar K. O. Boansi, PhD, Elizabeth City State University
November 15, 2004: I am one of you forever by Fred Chappell with scholar Joseph Gomez, PhD, North Carolina State University
November 29, 2004: Ferris Beach by Jill McCorkle with scholar Sue Ross, PhD, NC Humanities Council

Let's Talk About It!

NOT FOR CHILDREN ONLY: Children's Classics for Adults

February 9th, 2004: Classic Fairy Tales by Iona & Peter Opie with Scholar C. W. Sullivan, PhD, East Carolina University.

February 23rd, 2004: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott with Scholar Kathleen Berkeley, PhD, UNC Wilmington.

March 8th, 2004: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett with Scholar Jim Burkhead, MA, Pitt Community College.

March 22nd, 2004: Charlotte's Web by E. B. White & Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson with Scholar Amy Tilly, MA, Carteret Community College.

April 5th, 2004: Dragonwings by Laurence Yep & The Giver by Lois Lowry with Scholar Tom McLennan, PhD, UNC Wilmington.

Let's Talk About It!

"Exploring the West" Series

September 8, 2003: Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West by Patricia Nelson Limerick. Scholar: David LaVere, PhD, UNC Wilmington.

September 22, 203: Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner. Scholar: Amy Tilly, MA, Professional writer.

October 6, 2003: Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie. Scholar: Bill DiNome, MFA, UNC Wilmington.

October 20, 2003: Last Refuge: The Environmental Showdown in the American West by Jim Robbins. Scholar: Quincy Newell, MA, UNC Chapel Hill.

November 3, 2003: On Gold Mountain: The 100-Year Odyssey of a Chinese-American Family by Lisa See. Scholar: Kathleen C. Berkeley, PhD, UNC Wilmington.

Let's Talk About It!

Mysteries: Clues to Who We Are

A Reading and Discussion Program

Carteret County Public Library

Beaufort, NC

January - March, 2003