2nd T.A.L.K. Program

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Date(s) - 10/09/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The Friends of the Library will be hosting a three-part T.A.L.K. (Talk About Literature in Kansas) Program in August, September, and October. Our second program will be on September 10th at 7:00 pm over the book “The Family Man” by Elinor Lipman with Kevin Rabas leading our discussion. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Books are available for check out at the circulation desk.

A hysterical phone call from Henry Archer’s ex-wife and a familiar face in a photograph upend his well-ordered life and bring him back into contact with the child he adored, a short-term stepdaughter from a misbegotten marriage long ago. Henry is a lawyer, an old-fashioned man, gay, successful, lonely. Thalia is now twenty-nine, an actress-hopeful, estranged from her newly widowed eccentric mother–Denise, Henry’s ex. Hoping it will lead to better things for her career, Thalia agrees to pose as the girlfriend of a horror-movie luminary who is down on his romantic luck. When Thalia and her complicated social life move into the basement of Henry’s Upper West Side townhouse, she finds a champion in her long-lost father, and he finds new life–and maybe even new love–in the commotion.

Kevin J. Rabas is an associate professor of English at Emporia State University, where he co-directs the Creative Writing Program. He is the 2017-2019 Poet Laureate of Kansas. He received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Kansas. Rabas joined the TALK program in 2008.

*The T.A.L.K. Program is made possible by Humanities Kansas.

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