Book T.A.L.K. (Talk About Literature in Kansas) – Friday, April 5 AND April 26, 10:00 a.m.

We will be talking about two books from our spring series “On the Lighter Side” in the month of April. April 5th is a make-up date (darn that winter weather!) for Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg. Then on the 26th, we’ll discuss Quite a Year for Plums by Bailey White.

In White’s  first novel, she introduces us to the peculiar yet lovable people who inhabit a small town in south Georgia. Meet serious, studious Roger, the peanut pathologist and unlikely love object of half the town’s women. Meet Roger’s ex-mother-in-law, Louise, who teams up with an ardent typographer in an attempt to attract outer-space invaders with specific combinations of letters and numbers. And meet Della, the bird artist who captivates Roger with the sensible but enigmatic notes she leaves on things she throws away at the Dumpster. Heartbreak,  tender, often hilarious, Quite a Year for Plums is a delectable treat from a writer who has been called a national treasure.  Our discussion leader will be Kevin Rabas, the current Kansas poet laureate. Copies of the book are available at the library. Please join us.

Book TALK is a Humanities Kansas program.