After leaving her cheating husband in New York City and returning to her family’s historic Florida plantation, Lane Fielding’s oldest daughter disappears, reigniting her memories and fears of a serial killer who traumatized the area in the 1970s. A fantastic narrator can bring the listening experience of an audiobook to new heights. Michael Crouch will share his experience as an audiobook narrator and an actor specializing in voiceover. Michael is the recipient of multiple awards including 2 Audie Awards. The Disappearing was one of the Top 10 Crime Fiction Audiobooks of the Year in 2019 by Booklist. Open to all. Registration is required. You will receive a Zoom link by email the day before the meeting.
In October we will be reading Rez Life: An Indian’s Journey Through Reservation Life by David Treuer. The author retells his experiences growing up on an Ojibway reservation in the Midwest and utilizes his own story to illuminate how reservation conditions for Native Americans evolved into their current state.
Reserve a copy of either title (or all our future titles) through the Huntington Public Library catalog, accessible on our website, or download a digital copy via our Overdrive collection, also accessible through our website or the Libby app for mobile devices.
Please contact one of our reference librarians at 631-427-5165 ext 251 for help in reserving a copy of Ordinary Light or Rez Life. If you have questions about our American Stories project, please contact Thérèse Purcell Nielsen at . Open to all. Registration is required. You will receive a Zoom link by email the day before the meeting.
Join our Great Books program, now in its sixteenth year! The short readings are well-suited for our busy lifestyles. Re-connect with an author you have loved, or discover a new one! These readings are in the public domain and readily accessible on the internet. For information, contact Tom Cohn by email: . Check out our blog at hplgreatbooks.blogspot.com. Registration is required to receive Zoom sign-in via email.
The ancient Mesopotamian tale of Gilgamesh is the oldest existing written epic of any human civilization. Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, goes in search of the elixir of eternal life held by Utnapishtim. This story was known far and wide in the Ancient Near East before becoming lost and forgotten. In the modern era archaeologists painstakingly deciphered cunieform tablets to bring the epic to life again. David Damrosch of Columbia University has written, “Gilgamesh’s quest may have failed, but along the way he learns lessons about just and unjust rule, political seductions and sexual politics, and the vexed relations among humanity, the gods, and the world of nature.”