“Just to be clear, Adam. You do realize that it’s for me alone to decide what’s in your best interests. If I were to rule that the hospital may legally transfuse you against your wishes, what will you think?” He was sitting up, breathing hard, and seemed to sag a little at the question, but he … Continue reading A Program about The Children Act? Why?
Who was Henrietta Lacks? Her cells traveled into space. Her cells redefined 20th century modern medicine, human health, and research for the polio vaccine, cloning, in vitro fertilization, and so much more. Her cells continue to live in thousands of medical and research facilities throughout the world. And yet, Henrietta Lacks -- a native of … Continue reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Around the World Through Books!
"Is the old adage in fact true? Are we really what we eat? ... Arguably the quintessential work of food fiction, Like Water for Chocolate... is Laura Esquivel's enchanting debut novel recounting the life of Tita de la Garza and her family during the Mexican Revolution. Tita, the youngest daughter of the tyrannical matriarch Mama … Continue reading Food for Thought…Around the World Through Books!
This past weekend, the Library of Virginia announced their 14th annual Library of Virginia Literary Award winners, honoring both Virginia authors of fiction and authors of non-fiction on a Virginia subject. Most exciting for us here at JSRCC is the Library of Virginia Literary Award for Non-Fiction winner, Rebecca Skloot, for her book The Immortal … Continue reading And the winners are… !
Around the World Through Books kicks off its first book discussion of the year on October 13 with Andre Dubus III’s House of Sand and Fog - now is the time to get started reading the book! "Colonel Massoud Amir Behrani was once a powerful and respected officer in the Shah of Iran’s air force. … Continue reading Tonight at 5:00 PM – Around the World Through Books!
Around the World Through Books kicks off its first book discussion of the year on October 13 with Andre Dubus III’s House of Sand and Fog - now is the time to get started reading the book! "Colonel Massoud Amir Behrani was once a powerful and respected officer in the Shah of Iran’s air force. … Continue reading Around the World Through Books- First Event!
“From the bustling heart of Beijing, to a fast-food restaurant in Chicago, to the barren expanse of Inner Mongolia, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers reveals worlds both foreign and familiar, with heartbreaking honesty and in beautiful prose.” From Bookjacket, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers The stories in this collection, set in China and … Continue reading A Thousand Years of Good Prayers
"Why do terrorists do what they do? Not only are religiously motivated terrorists willing to self-destruct to achieve their goals, but neither threats nor incentives consistently prevent their devastating acts. Compounding this is the fact that soon extremist nations...will have nuclear weapons and may be driven by religion to use them. Is nuclear terror inevitable … Continue reading Around the World Through Books: “Dying for Heaven”