February 25 – The Book of Lost Friends, by bestselling author Lisa Wingate, brings to life startling stories from actual “Lost Friends” advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers after the Civil War, as newly freed slaves desperately searched for loved ones who had been sold away.
March 18 – The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Orphan Train, shares an emotionally resonant historical story that captures the hardship, oppression, opportunity and hope of a trio of women’s lives – two English convicts and an orphaned Aboriginal girl – in nineteenth-century Australia.
April 15 – Memorial Drive by Natasha Trethewey, a Pulitzer Prize winning, two-term poet laureate, is an autobiographical account about the murder of Trethewey’s 40 year old mother, Gwendolyn, by Gwendolyn’s second husband, a troubled Vietnam veteran.
Book Club is held monthly on the third Thursday at 1:00 p.m. virtually using the Zoom application. The Library welcomes new participants to join in the lively book discussions. Registration is required to participate. To register or for additional information please call or email our book club coordinator Debbie Quesada at 843-413-7074 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library is located at 509 S. Dargan Street in Florence. Information about upcoming library programs is available at www.florencelibrary.org.