Crime Writer Sue Coletta will be joining the Gilman Library book discussion group, Alton Book Chat, at 7 pm, Tuesday, July 9th, in the Agnes Thompson Meeting Room, on the lower level of the Gilman Library at 100 Main Street, Alton The author will be discussing all of her books. For more information about her books, click the link below.
CANCELED - DISCUSS NEXT MONTH
The Monument's Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M.Edsel
In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others, called the Monuments Men, risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture.
DISCUSS 2 TITLES - LAST MONTH & THIS
The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
by Ben MacIntyre
He took his first posting for Russian intelligence in 1968 and eventually became the Soviet Union's top man in London, but from 1973 on he was secretly working for MI6. Desperate to keep the circle of trust close, MI6 never revealed Gordievsky's name to its counterparts in the CIA, which in turn grew obsessed with figuring out the identity of Britain's obviously top-level source.
There will be NO meeting of the Alton Book Chat during the month of June. The June book discussion has been canceled. The current title for discussion is Wings of Mayhem by Sue Coletta.
There will be a July 9th meeting, at 7:00 pm, with Sue Coletta, the author of the current title, Wings of Mayhem.
AUTHOR TO VISIT IN JULY
Wings of Mayhem
by Sue Coletta
Shawnee Daniels - computer forensics specialist/hacker for RPD by day, cat burglar by night - always believed her "fearlessness rules" mantra would keep her on top and out of jail. When she hacks a confiscated hard drive at the Revere P.D., she focuses on a white-collar criminal accused of embezzlement. To teach him a lesson and recoup the funds she breaks into his massive contemporary in Bear Clave Estates. Jack has even more secrets, deadly secrets, secrets worth killing over.
The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography by Sidney Poitier
Poitier looks back on his celebrated life and career. His body of work is arguably the most morally significant in cinematic history, and the power and influence of that work are indicative of the character of the man behind the many storied roles. Sidney Poitier here explores these elements of character and personal values to take his own measure—as a man, as a husband and a father, and as an actor.
Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
Did Dolores Claiborne murder her abusive husband on July 20, 1963, the day of a solar eclipse in Maine? Did she push her elderly, ailing employer on a fatal trip down the staircase over 30 years later? As her daughter lies in bed, her mother's voice tells the story of the events that shaped her life.
Ways of War by Tracy Gregory
Anna Windsor sees nothing but perfection as she looks into the eyes of her newborn daughter. It appears the life she has wished for is unfolding perfectly--until the realities of the Vietnam War encroach on her dreams. Now Anna must come to terms with new challenges as her husband, Grant, tells her that he has received orders to join the fight a world away in Southeast Asia.