Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Check this out: FPL Staff Picks

Mary Keever, Circulation Manager

Moving back and forth between Vermont and New York City, Ten Thousand Saints is an emphatically observed story of a frayed tangle of family members brought painfully together by a death, then carried along in anticipation of a new and unexpected life.  With empathy and masterful skill, Eleanor Henderson has conjured a rich portrait of the modern age and the struggles that unite and divide generations.   ---From the Jacket

A blazingly passionate memoir of identity and love: when a charismatic and troubled young woman dies tragically, her identical twin must struggle to survive

Linda Franco, Circulation Staff


New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini illuminates the extraordinary friendship between Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley, a former slave who won her freedom by the skill of her needle, and the friendship of the First Lady by her devotion.

Donald LeBlanc, Reference Librarian

More than just a remarkable memoir by a remarkable person, Living with Honor is a powerful testament to the human spirit and all that one can achieve when faced with seemingly impossible obstacles. 
  ---From the Jacket

Michelle Farthing, Circulation Staff


The Whisperer…is that rare creation: a thought-provoking, intelligent thriller that is also utterly unputdownable.  
---From the Jacket

Matthew Riley, Reference Librarian

Walt Whitman’s work as a nurse to the wounded soldiers of the Civil War had a profound effect on the way he saw the world. Much less well known is the extraordinary record of his younger brother, George Washington Whitman, who led his men in twenty-one major battles –from Antietam to Fredericksburg, Vicksburg to the Wilderness –and almost died in a Confederate prison camp as the fighting ended…Robert Roper has constructed a powerful narrative about America’s greatest crucible, and a compelling, braided story of our most original poet and one of our bravest soldiers. ---From the Jacket

You are invited to attend Walt Whitman: Civil War Poems presented by Dr. Robert P. Craig and Tom Woods. In honor of National Poetry Month, FPL Poetry Series invites you to attend this poetry event. An open mic reading of Walt Whitman poems will follow the presentation. Robert P. Craig has earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Loyola University, and a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from Wayne State University. He has taught philosophy at the University of Houston. Tom Woods is a former NASA engineer and president of the Adult Reading Center.  He is currently a computer consultant.

Thursday, April 18th at 7pm at Friendswood Public Library

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