Thursday September 8th at 7PM (Andover)
Garth Williams, American Illustrator: A Life
This is a biography of Garth Williams as an artist and an illustrator. It is the story of how his journey led him from winning sculpture awards at the Royal College of Art in London, to capturing the essence of frontier life in the American West, to rendering the humanity of beloved animal characters. The biography also explores the historical context that affected Williams life and art, both in the old world and the new. Against the frenetic pace of post-war suburbanization, Williams illustrations nurtured a connection with the animal world and with a vanishing agrarian life. By tapping into American themes, Williams spoke to a postwar yearning for simplicity.
Complete with more than 60 illustrations, this is the first full biography of Garth Williams written with the help and cooperation of his family.
Thursday September 22nd at 7pm (Andover)
The Tumbling Turner Sisters
For fans of Orphan Train and Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants, a compelling historical novel from one of the best authors of women's fiction (Library Journal). Set against the turbulent backdrop of American Vaudeville, four sisters embark on an unexpected adventure and a last-ditch effort to save their family. | Read more >