3rd T.A.L.K. Event

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Date(s) - 08/10/2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 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 third program will be on October 8th at 7:00 pm over the book “The Burgess Boys” by Elizabeth Strout with Sister Rosie Kolich leading our discussion. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Books are available for check out at the circulation desk.

Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan—the Burgess sibling who stayed behind—urgently calls them home. Her lonely teenage son, Zach, has gotten himself into a world of trouble, and Susan desperately needs their help. And so the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood, where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever.

Sister Rosemary Kolich teaches English for the University of Saint Mary at both the main campus in Leavenworth and the Overland Park campus. Kolich joined the TALK program in 2008.

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

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