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Picturing America: Making Tracks

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Nothing Like It in the World By Stephen Ambrose

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A Selection of Poems

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Rising from the Rails By Larry Tye

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Riding the Rails A Film By Michael Uys & Lexy Lovell

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Housekeeping By Marilynne Robinson

Altered Landscapes: North Carolina

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Salt By Isabel Zuber

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Garden Spells By Sarah Addison Allen

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If You Want Me to Stay By Michael Parker

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Blood Done Sign My Name By Timothy Tyson

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Plant Life By Pamela Duncan

Picturing America: Land of Opportunity

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Ragtime By E. L. Doctorow

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All the King's Men By Robert Penn Warren

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Seabiscuit: An American Legend By Laura Hillenbrand

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Noon Wine By Katherine Anne Porter

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Dreaming in Cuban By Cristina Garcia

Louis D. Rubin, Jr. Series

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

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Gap Creek: The Story of a Marriage By Robert Morgan

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A Virtuous Woman By Kaye Gibbons

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The Jew Store By Stella Suberman

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Clover By Dori Sanders

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The Coal Tattoo By Silas House

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

20th Century African American Literature

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Family By J. California Cooper

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Go Tell It on the Mountain By James Baldwin

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The Color Purple By Alice Walker

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Invisible Man By Ralph Ellison

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Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine By Bebe Moore Campbell

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

Affirming Aging

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

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

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February 8, 2010: Water for Elephants By Sara Gruen

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February 22, 2010: The Stone Angel By Margaret Laurence

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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