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Evening Bookgroup
Monday, July 9, 2018, 6:45 – 7:45 p.m.
Evening Bookgroup
WhereSouthwest Branch
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryJoin us for a book group at the Southwest Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Orange is the New Black" by Piper Kerman.
Book DescriptionWith a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187--424--one of the millions of people who disappear "down the rabbit hole" of the American penal system. From her first strip search to her final release, Kerman learns to navigate this strange world with its strictly enforced codes of behavior and arbitrary rules. She meets women from all walks of life, who surprise her with small tokens of generosity, hard words of wisdom, and simple acts of acceptance. Heartbreaking, hilarious, and at times enraging, Kerman's story offers a rare look into the lives of women in prison--why it is we lock so many away and what happens to them when they're there.
View in Catalog"Orange is the New Black" by Piper Kerman
Next Month's TitleThe Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan
NotesThis group meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:45 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location.
. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location.
Contact InfoSouthwest Branch
Contact Phone206-684-7455
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Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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