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SEPTEMBER 2, 2015

Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean

by Tori Murden McClure

In June 1998, Tori McClure began rowing across the Atlantic Ocean solo in a twenty-three-foot plywood boat with no motor or sail. Within days she lost all communication with shore but decided to forge ahead -- not knowing that 1998 would turn out to be the worst hurricane season on record in the North Atlantic. When she was nearly killed by a series of violent storms, Tori was forced to signal for help and head home in what felt like disgrace. But then her life changed in unexpected ways. She was hired by Muhammad Ali, who told her she did not want to be known as the woman who "almost" rowed across the Atlantic. And at thirty-five, Tori fell in love. -Amazon.com

September 2, 2015 | Noon | 2nd Floor meeting room

OCTOBER 7, 2015

Memory of Old Jack

by Wendell Berry (Kentucky Author!)

In a rural Kentucky river town, "Old Jack" Beechum, a retired farmer, sees his life again through the sades of one burnished day in September 1952. Bringing the earthiness of America's past to mind, The Memory of Old Jack conveys the truth and integrity of the land and the people who live from it. Through the eyes of one man can be seen the values Americans strive to recapture as we arrive at the next century. -Amazon.com

October 7, 2015 | Noon | 2nd Floor meeting room