Memoirs & Coffee – with Pat Kennedy-Grant
The Choice: Embrace the Possible (2017) • Edith Eva Eger
It’s 1944 and sixteen-year-old ballerina and gymnast Edith Eger is sent to Auschwitz. Separated from her parents on arrival, she endures unimaginable experiences, including being made to dance for the infamous Josef Mengele. When the camp is finally liberated, she is pulled from a pile of bodies, barely alive. Free. No sign-up is needed. Just come!
The Things They Carried (1998) • Tim O’Brien
In this, O’Brien’s second work of fiction about Vietnam, his unique artistic vision is again clearly demonstrated. Neither a novel nor a short story collection, it is an arc of fictional episodes, taking place in the childhoods of its characters, in the jungles of Vietnam and back home in America two decades later. Free. No sign-up is needed.