Books on Order:
- Mystery and Suspense
- Science Fiction and Fantasy
- General Nonfiction
- Science and Technology
New for December in the Readers' Cafe:
Librarian's Choice: Plato and Platypus Walk Into a Bar by Thomas Cathcart
We Recommend: One Life to Live?
Discussion Guide: The Son by Philipp Meyer
This Month's Book Newsletters
One Maryland One Book 2013
King Peggy by Peggielene Bartels & Eleanor Herman: 2013's One Maryland One Book.
On a hot August night in 2008, Peggielene Bartels was startled awake by a long-distance call from her cousin in Ghana. Peggy’s uncle Joseph, king of a beautiful village, population 7,000, on the west coast of Africa, had died. Sacred rituals revealed Peggy to be the next king of Otuam.
But how could an American woman living in Silver Spring be an African king? King Peggy tells of her struggles in and hope for her new realm. Her story will inspire you.
"An astonishing and wonderful book about a real life Mma Ramotswe. An utter joy."
-- Alexander McCall Smith, author of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series
Registration is not required. To request a sign language interpreter or other deaf/hard of hearing services for library sponsored programs, e-mail MCPL.DeafAccess@montgomerycountymd.gov, preferably with 3 work days' notice. To request other accommodations, please contact your library.
- Wednesday, December 11, 2:30 pm at Chevy Chase Library
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