YA Book Club
Tuesday, March 28th - 7:00 pm
Staying in Woodstock this Spring Break? Travel with us through a book and visit the world of Life in a Fishbowl. Refreshments will be served, and author Len Vlahos will be Skyping into the discussion.
***Please RSVP for this event on Facebook or by contacting the store so we order pizza appropriately!***
Then, in a desperate act to secure his family's future, Jackie's father does the unthinkable - he puts his life up for auction on eBay. Jackie can do nothing but watch and wait as an odd assortment of bidders, some with nefarious intentions, drive the price up higher. The fate of her entire family hangs in the balance.
But no one can predict how the auction will finally end, or any of the very public fallout that ensues. Life as Jackie knows it is about to change forever . . .
In this brilliantly written tragicomedy told through multiple points of view - including Jackie's dad's tumor - acclaimed author Len Vlahos deftly explores what it really means to live.
Progressives Book Club
Monday, April 10th at 7:00 p.m.
Are you passionate about social justice? Are issues like racial equality, income equality, fair immigration policies, LGBTQ rights and respecting the rights of all people important to you? Maybe you "felt the Bern" this year? Maybe you've been involved in progressive politics --- or just cheered on champions of equal rights from the sidelines?
And, if you are reading this, I'd wager a bet that you like to read.
That's why RBTL customer Diane is starting the "Progressives Book Club" - a new book club hosted here at Read Between the Lynes at 7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month - with a focus on books that explore issues like racism, progressive politics, environmental activism, and equal rights for all.
The title for April 10th will be Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think by George Lakoff.
Books are in stock - come and get yours now! And then come and join a lively group of local folks (30 people at the first meeting!) and enjoy great discussion, maybe a nice cup of coffee in the safe and welcoming environment at Read Between the Lynes!
Author Laura Caldwell
Wednesday, April 12th at 7:00 pm
Stories of the wrongfully convicted are brought to life in collaboration with best-selling mystery and thriller writers in this harrowing anthology, edited by Laura Caldwell and Leslie S. Klinger.
Long thought to be statistical anomalies in an otherwise sound justice system, wrongful convictions happen with frightening regularity through advances in technology and dogged investigation. Nonetheless, very few people understand just how they happen, and more importantly, the consequences. Now the groundbreaking anthology Anatomy of Innocence tells the incredible true stories of over a dozen innocent men and women who were convicted of serious crimes and cast into the maw of a vast and deeply flawed American criminal justice system before eventually, miraculously being exonerated. Here, each “exoneree” is paired with a high-profile mystery and thriller writer (including Lee Child, Sara Paretsky, Laurie King, S.J. Rozan, Brad Parks and others) to produce a unique collaboration. By partnering master storytellers with exonerees and their incredible narratives, and with reflections from Barry Scheck and Scott Turow, two of the most learned lawyers and legal scholars in the world, Anatomy of Innocence presents the tragedy of wrongful convictions like never before.