Saturday, July 29, 2017

August Book, Saturday

It is Saturday, February 15, 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man, a successful neurosurgeon, a devoted husband and the father of two successful adult children. One dawn, as he looks out of his bedroom window, he is filled with a growing unease fed by the impending war in Iraq and the wake of 9/11.

As Perowne makes his way through a typical day, a minor car accident brings him into a confrontation with Baxter, a fidgety, aggressive young man on the edge of violence.

Towards the end of the day, a Saturday, filled with incidents and thoughts of war, morality and love, Baxter reappears, this time at the Perowne home during a family reunion. The consequences are extraordianry.

In Saturday, Ian McEwan shows how life can change in an instant, for better or for worse.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Horse Drawn Yogurt, July Book

Peter Gould spent the 1970's living at Total Loss Farm, a commune in Guilford, Vermont. Horse Drawn Yogurt is a memoir of stories from Total Loss Farm.

Peter and his fellow communers were a part of the back to earth movement. Protests, writings and marches were not ending the war in Viet Nam nor improving civil rights. Disappointed and disallusioned, Peter and his friends sought to establish a utopian life of love, sharing and creativity that seemed attainable in southern Vermont.

Horse Drawn Yogurt has inspired Guilford Free Library to create a Guilford Reads summer program with various events around town that highlight the book and its captivating stories. As part of Guilford Reads, Peter will be visiting the Talk About Books group on Wednesday, July 19 at 6:30 to talk about his book with us.