Fiction Old and New

We are excited to announce the beginning of a new book group called Fiction, Old and New. The group will discuss works of contemporary fiction, historical fiction, classics and works by authors of other countries. This group will be moderated by Sherry Wells and Michelle Bernstein.

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Fiction, Old and New will be discussing Black River by S. M. Hulse Hosted on Thursday, November 05, 2015

A horrible crime was committed against prison guard Wes Carver. This is the story of how this crime impacted Wes's life & his family relationships. Mostly, though, it is a story of whether Wes can come to terms with what happened & move forward.

Download fiction-old-and-new-11-05-15-discusses-black-river.mp3 20 MB Hosted on Thursday, November 05, 2015

Fiction Old and New discussing Australian author Frances Whiting's debut novel, "Walking on Trampolines" Hosted on Thursday, October 01, 2015

We are discussing Australian author Frances Whiting's debut novel, "Walking on Trampolines", DB 81113 which tells the story of a young woman, Tallulah ("Lulu") and her friendships with three other young women. It is also a coming of age as well as a family story. The BARD annotation is below. We hope that you can join us on October 1st to discuss this warm and genuine story.

Here is the BARD annotation:

Download fiction-old-and-new-10-01-15.mp3 18.77 MB Hosted on Thursday, October 01, 2015

Fiction Old and New an award winning science fiction novel, "The Bees" by Laline Paull Hosted on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

"The Bees" tells the story of Flora 717, a bee who must navigate the world of the hive in much the same way that people learn to navigate the environment in which they live. This may be called science fiction but it should be appealing to all!

Here is the BARD annotation:

Download fiction-old-and-new-08-11-15.mp3 15.76 MB Hosted on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Fiction Old and New - Harriet and Isabella by Patricia O'Brien Hosted on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Fiction, Old and New will be discussing Harriet and Isabella by Patricia O'Brien.

This historical fiction book deals with family estrangements in a very famous family of the time, that of Harriet Beecher Stowe & her famous preacher brother Henry Ward Beecher. In addition to the family issues, we have much about the sensational trial of the day, that of Henry being sued as the responsible party in the dissolution of a friend's marriage.

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Download fiction-old-and-new-07-14-15.mp3 12.14 MB Hosted on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Fiction Old and New will be discussing an exciting debut novel, "The Secrets of Mary Bowser" by Lois Leveen Hosted on Tuesday, June 09, 2015

The book is based on the real life Mary Bowser who was born a slave, went to Philadelphia to be educated after she and her mother were freed, and then served as a spy in the Confederate White House during the Civil War. This is a book which reaches across genres with its adventure, family, romance and historical fiction storylines. The BARD annotation is below.
We hope you can join us on Tuesday, June 9 to discuss this interesting book.

Co-Hosts:

Download fiction-old-and-new-06-09-15.mp3 20.19 MB Hosted on Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Fiction Old and New will be discussing "The Children Act", a compelling novel by the prolific author Ian McEwan Hosted on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

"The Children Act" tells the story of a London judge who must determine
whether a hospital can compel a minor to continue medical treatment
despite his family's religious objections. This is an intelligently
rendered and thoughtful read which is told in less than six hours.
The BARD annotation is below.

Co-Hosts:
Sherry Wells sherrywells1157@gmail.com
Michelle Bernstein michellebbbernstein@gmail.com

Download fiction-old-and-new-05-12-15-children-act.mp3 18.51 MB Hosted on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Fiction, Old and New Random Winds by Belva Plain Hosted on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Fiction, Old and New will be discussing Random Winds by Belva Plain.

This book is a family story dealing with random events as well as decisions made, good & bad, and the impact they have on oneself as well as ones family.

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Download fiction-old-and-new-04-14-15-random-winds.mp3 18.64 MB Hosted on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Fiction Old and New Major Pettigrew's last stand: a novel DB 70760 Hosted on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Helen Simonson's warm and humorous family story (with a lovely romance)
"Major Pettigrew's Last Stand"

Major Pettigrew's last stand: a novel DB 70760
Simonson, Helen

Reading time 12 hours, 35 minutes.
Read by Gabriella Cavallero

A production of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress.
Subjects: Family
; Romance

Download fiction-old-and-new-03-10-15.mp3 19.54 MB Hosted on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Fiction, Old and New will be discussing All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Hosted on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

This wonderfully written historical fiction novel tells the alternating stories
of Marie-Laure, a young blind girl who comes to live with her reclusive great-uncle in
the French countryside and Werner, a young German orphan whose interest
in radio technology leads him to being called into the German Nazi military.

Here's the NLS annotation:

Download fiction-old-and-new-02-10-15.mp3 21.18 MB Hosted on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Fiction, Old and New welcomes author Alyson Richman Hosted on Tuesday, January 13, 2015

We will be discussing two of Alyson
Richman's titles: her most recent novel, "The Garden of Letters"
(available on Bookshare and Audible) as well as her debut novel, "The
Mask Carver's Son", DB 77613 (available on BARD) which novel was originally
published in 2000 and was re-released in 2013 after the success of her
bestseller, "The Lost Wife".

Download fiction-old-and-new-01-13-15.mp3 16.6 MB Hosted on Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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