Louis Hensel was born in 1817 and lived a life of travel and adventure, colorfully described in letters to his granddaughter published as My Life in America Before, During and After the Civil War. Translator Sigrid Wilshinsky joins us for a signing.
Author Lee Kronert has been a teacher for 31 years, working in the trenches and knows the reality of our education system. Though fiction, Don't Blame the Messenger addresses the explosive issues like school policy, State Dept of Ed and tenure.
The Shooting Party wraps a story of concealed love and fatal jealousy into a classic murder mystery. One of Anton Chekhov's earliest experiments in fiction, this short, riveting novel prefigures his magnificent mature style.
One of Dickens' most personally resonant novels, Little Dorrit speaks across the centuries to the modern reader. Intricate in its plotting, the novel's depictions seem uncannily topical. This month, the group will discuss Book One, chapters five through