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One Book, One Philadelphia - The Buddha in the Attic
Click on the above link to reserve your copy from the Library System.
Come to Abington Free Library's Community Room for a discussion on the book we're all reading. Discussion led by Dr. Karen Weekes.
Four paperbacks of the book are available for a two-week borrowing period for Abington Library card holders only. Come to the Library Office at Abington Free Library with your Abington Library card. Call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or firstname.lastname@example.org for availability or to put your name on the waiting list. When you email to borrow the book, please include your Abington Library card number. Thank you.
Presents the stories of six Japanese mail-order brides whose new lives in early twentieth-century San Francisco are marked by backbreaking migrant work, cultural struggles, children who reject their heritage, and the prospect of wartime internment. - (Baker & Taylor)
Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award For Fiction
National Book Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
A New York Times Notable Book
The Goal of One Book, One Philadelphia is to promote reading, literacy and libraries, and to encourage the entire greater Philadelphia area to come together through reading and discussing a single book.
Dr. Karen Weekes is an Associate Professor of English at Penn State University, Abington College. Her teaching and research interests include contemporary American and world literature, women’s writing, and graphic memoir and other non-traditional modes of autobiography. She is the founder of the Society for Contemporary Literature and has enjoyed leading or participating in book groups for many years.
This program is made available by Abington Township Public Library in association with Penn State, Abington.
|Where||Abington Free Library 1030 Old York Rd, Abington, PA 19001|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||2:00 pm–4:00 pm|
|Who to bring||College Students, Moms, Dads, Singles, Seniors|
|Phone||215-885-5180, ext. 15|
More About Abington Free Library
The Abington Free Library is the largest library and the most visited library in the Montgomery County Library and Information Network Consortium (MCLINC), which comprises more than 30 libraries. It employs 65 people and has more than 100 volunteers. The library has an extensive children's book collection on the lower level, as well as more than a dozen computers and a room for lectures and presentations.
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