The Long Island Reads Committee is pleased to announced that we have selected Leaving Time by Long Island native Jodi Picoult!
Why Leaving Time?
♦ Jodi Picoult, a Nesconset, Long Island native, has written 23 best-selling novels.
♦ Leaving Time is a NYT best seller and was called “poignant . . . an entertaining tale about parental love, friendship, loss” by The Washington Post.
♦ This title offers a variety of topics and themes which lend themselves to programming and book discussions, including psychic phenomena, elephant behavior and conservation, the loss of a parent, and human/animal connections.
♦ This title will appeal to readers of all ages as well as fans of mysteries, animal stories, or women’s fiction.
♦Leaving Time is available in hardcover, paperback, book on CD, large print and downloadable formats.
♦ Long Island Reads will honor Jodi in person at an award ceremony in April 2016.
Newsday’s interview with Alice Hoffman earlier this month. http://nwsdy.li/1DofHlF
Thank you to all who came out on Sunday to the beautiful Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library for this year’s event with Alice Hoffman.
Alice Hoffman and part of the Long Island Reads committee.
Only a few more weeks until this year’s author talk and book signing.
Hope to see you there!
Alice Hoffman will be appearing at an author event to discuss The Museum of Extraordinary Things on Sunday, April 19, 2015. Further information about this event’s time and location will be posted as soon as it is available.
The 2015 LONG ISLAND READS pick is…
The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
The Long Island Reads Committee is pleased to announce that we have selected The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman!
Mesmerizing and illuminating, Alice Hoffman’s The Museum of Extraordinary Things is the story of an electric and impassioned love between two vastly different souls in New York during the volatile first decades of the 20th century. With its colorful crowds of bootleggers, heiresses, thugs, and idealists, New York itself becomes a riveting character as Hoffman weaves her trademark magic and masterful storytelling to unite her characters in a sizzling, tender, and moving story of self-discovery in tumultuous times.
Why The Museum of Extraordinary Things?
The book incorporates numerous real-life events, including the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire and the Dreamland fire at Coney Island, and will appeal to those with an interest in NYC history. It features compelling descriptions of immigrant life on the Lower East Side, upper Manhattan in its wilderness days, and the development of “freak shows” and amusements at Coney Island.
The author was raised on Long Island and is available to speak at our author event on Sunday, April 19.
Combining mystery, romance, history, and magical realism, the novel will attract a broad range of readers.
The subject matter lends itself to many related historical programs, lectures, and trips.
The book is available in multiple formats.
Long Island Reads takes place annually throughout the month of April and celebrates National Library Week, April 12-18, 2015.