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DPL Book Club

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 21, 2017

Free

 

DPL Book Club Thursday, October 19, 1:00pm, Board Room The Wonder by Emma Donoghue In the latest masterpiece by Emma Donoghue, bestselling author of Room, an English nurse brought to a small Irish village to observe what appears to be a miracle-a girl said to have survived without food for months-soon finds herself fighting to save the child’s life. Tourists flock to the cabin of eleven-year-old Anna O’Donnell, who believes herself to be living off manna from heaven, and a journalist is sent to cover the sensation. Lib Wright, a veteran of Florence Nightingale’s Crimean campaign, is hired to keep watch over the girl. Written with all the propulsive tension that made Room a huge bestseller, THE WONDER works beautifully on many levels–a tale of two strangers who transform each other’s lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil. From Amazon.

DPL Book Club Thursday, November 16, 1:00pm, Board Room The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith Amsterdam, 1631: Sara de Vos becomes the first woman to be admitted as a master painter to the city’s Guild of St. Luke. Though women do not paint landscapes (they are generally restricted to indoor subjects), a wintry outdoor scene haunts Sara: She cannot shake the image of a young girl from a nearby village, standing alone beside a silver birch at dusk, staring out at a group of skaters on the frozen river below. Defying the expectations of her time, she decides to paint it.

New York City, 1957: The only known surviving work of Sara de Vos, At the Edge of a Wood, hangs in the bedroom of a wealthy Manhattan lawyer, Marty de Groot, a descendant of the original owner. It is a beautiful but comfortless landscape. The lawyer’s marriage is prominent but comfortless, too. When a struggling art history grad student, Ellie Shipley, agrees to forge the painting for a dubious art dealer, she finds herself entangled with its owner in ways no one could predict.

Sydney, 2000: Now a celebrated art historian and curator, Ellie Shipley is mounting an exhibition in her field of specialization: female painters of the Dutch Golden Age. When it becomes apparent that both the original At the Edge of a Wood and her forgery are en route to her museum, the life she has carefully constructed threatens to unravel entirely and irrevocably. From Amazon.

Details

Date:
June 15
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.decaturlibrary.org/book-clubs/

Organizer

Decatur Public Library
Phone:
(217) 424-2900
Website:
www.decaturlibrary.org

Venue

DPL: Board Room
130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Phone:
(217)424-2900
Website:
http://www.decaturlibrary.org/