|Thalia Book Club: Colum McCann TransAtlantic|
National Book Award-winning novelist Colum McCann talks with John Wray (Lowboy) about his spellbinding new novel (to be released June 4), a gripping historical fiction spanning 150 years, from 1845 to the present, and weaving the tales of four generations of women with moments in the lives of Frederick Douglass, early British aviators Jack Alcock and Teddy Brown, and former senator George Mitchell.
|Selected Shorts on Tour: BU Theatre, Boston|
Springtime, Sex & Baseball: At this live taping, actors Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone, The Office), Denis O'Hare (True Blood, American Horror Story) and Kate Burton (Scandal, The Cherry Orchard at the Huntington) perform powerful, surprising, romantic, and funny stories by comic master Dorothy Parker, baseball writer W.P. Kinsella (Shoeless Joe) , and quirky contemporary humorists Aimee Bender and N.M. Kelby.
Huntington Theatre Company
|Selected Shorts: Complicated Families|
Edie Falco, James Naughton & others close out our season with favorite classic and new tales of family angst and agita, with stories by Charles Baxter, Susan Perabo, in addition to "When We Lived Together In The Belly Of A Whale, Some Nights Were Perfect" by Mara McCormick Sternberg, the winner of the 2013 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize.
|Bloomsday on Broadway|
On Sunday, June 16, 2013, we celebrate the 32nd annual BLOOMSDAY ON BROADWAY James Joyce ULYSSES marathon. Leading stars of stage and screen, noted writers and avid Joyceans will perform selections from Joyce's masterpiece.
7pm until after midnight.
|Thalia Book Club: Claire Messud The Woman Upstairs |
The New York Times best-selling author of the literary page-turner The Emperor's Children discusses her richly drawn new novel: the riveting compulsively readable confession of a 37-year-old elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Mass, drawn into the complex world of her new neighbors -- a Lebanese scholar and professor of Ethical History, his glamourous Italian artist wife and their son -- who move in and change her life in ways she never expected.
"An uncanny blend of maturity and mirth. Somehow, Messud can stand in that chilly wind blowing on us all and laugh".- (on The Emperor's Children) The Washington Post
|Neil Gaiman The Ocean at the End of the Lane |
The superstar author makes a stop on his last official book tour to read from and discuss his first adult novel in eight years.
From one of the world's most beloved storytellers--#1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman--comes his first adult novel in eight years. Wondrous and imaginative, and at times deeply scary, The Ocean at the End of the Lane captures the very essence of childhood fear and uncertainty. In a clash of memory and reality, it is a pitched fever dream of a novel, and could very well be Gaiman's most accomplished work to date.
|Selected Shorts on Tour: New Milford Public Library, NJ|
The hit public radio series and podcast, Selected Shorts, returns to BCCLS with a program of hilarious and colorful episodes in the lives of families by Martha McPhee, Shirley Jackson and Dave Eggers. Performed by Broadway actress Mia Dillon, Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker (L.A. Law).
New Milford Public Library