On-the-Road at Starbucks Book Club

First Tuesday of each month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at
Starbucks, 2418 Far Hills Avenue, in Oakwood.

Come join us!

August 12, 2014 - People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.  Hanna Heath, an Australian book conservator, has been called in to inspect and repair an ancient Hebrew codex, the Sarajevo Haggadah.  The manuscript is small, the binding soiled, but it contains lavish illuminated miniatures.  Based on the real Sarajevo Haggadah, Pulitzer Prize winner Brooks creates a fictional history alternating between Hanna's time--including a love story and an impossible mother--and a fictional history that moves back from the time of the manuscripts rescue from the Nazis, to the Spanish Inquisition, to the story of the artist who created the illuminations.

September 9, 2014 - Transatlantic by Colum McCann.  Spanning more than 150 years of American and Irish history, Transatlantic tells how dreams, ambitions, and loss can be handed down generation to generation, as seen through one family of remarkable women.  The story begins when Lily Duggan, a penniless Irish maid, hears the words of Frederick Douglass and decides to travel to America.  Lily's family story plays out against a backdrop of history, which includes the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean by two British gentleman aviators.  McCann won the National Book Award for his novel, Let the Great World Spin.

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