Join White Plains Librarian Barbara Wenglin via Zoom to explore compelling stories with the theme, “Family Matters,” from the rich anthology used last fall. The program concludes in June with a film discussion. Use Zoom Registration Link for full series & attend when you can!
100 Years of the Best American Short Stories
Edited by Lorrie Moore and Heidi Pitlor (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015)
The collection celebrates the diversity of the genre and the American experience from 1915-2015.
Available in print through the Catalog and as an eBook in hoopla and Libby/OverDrive.
Thursdays from 2:00 – 4:15 p.m. on Zoom
In varied settings and cultures, the selected stories deal with
families and their intriguing, complicated, and often edgy relationships.
“Fiesta” by Junot Diaz (1980) p.527
12-year-old Yunior from a Dominican family deals with an abusive father and a shocking secret.
“Diem Perdidi” by Julie Otsuka (2012) p.673
From the Latin – “I have lost the day.” Artfully crafted with repetitive, poignant lists
of the things “She remembers,” the story follows a mother’s journey with dementia.
“What You Pawn I Will Redeem” by Sherman Alexie (2004) p.582
When a homeless Spokane Indian sees his grandmother’s ceremonial regalia in a
pawnshop, stolen from her years before, he embarks on a day-long quest to buy it back.
June 23 – Film Discussion – The Farewell (2019, A24 –1hr. 40min.)
A Chinese-American family learns of their grandmother’s terminal illness and
decides not to tell her as they plan a family celebration in China before she dies.
Critically acclaimed, award-winning film including Golden Globe
Best Actress Awkwafina, Sundance Audience Favorite,
an American Film Institute Movie of the Year.
To view before the meeting via Library’s Kanopy, or borrow
through the catalog as DVD or Blu-Ray, also on Amazon Prime
Use Zoom Registration Link here or through website whiteplainslibrary.org. Meeting ID for all sessions: 858 3428 4963. Phone in: 1-929-205-6099. You can also register at Hub/Ref. Desk in person or
by phone – 914-422-1480. Program made possible with support of the
Friends of the Library. Questions? Contact Barbara – email@example.com