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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma features Hart’s 'Letter from Home' March 13

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  • The Chickasaw Re­gional Library System will continue Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma (LTAIO) at 6:30 p.m. on March with “Letter from Home” by Carolyn Hart with dis­cussion by scholar Lewis Parkhill.
     
    “Letter from Home” is Hart’s favorite novel which involves the ap­prenticeship of a young girl who becomes involved in a murder investigation. Set in the late 1990s, the story unfolds as a series of flashbacks stimulated by a passage from her friend’s letters. “Letter from Home” was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and receive the Agatha Award for Best Mystery Novel of 2003. Join Parkhill as he leads the discussion series of this crime of passion and incriminating conflict of interest.
     
    Parkhill is Professor Emeritus of English and past chair of the Depart­ment of English and Lan­guages at East Central University. He earned his doctorate in American Literature from the Uni­versity of Texas at Austin. Parkhill has taught Eng­lish composition, humani­ties, World, British and American literature and writing. He served on the board of the Oklahoma Humanities Council and is a former chair of the OHC board. He now en­joys traveling.
     
    Other books in the se­ries are: “Capitol Offense” by William Bernhardt (March 27), and “The American Café” by Sara Sue Hoklotubbe (April 10).
     
    LTAIO, a reading and discussion program se­ries, has provided libraries diverse and stimulating programs since 1985. Pro­grams begin with a pre­sentation by a humanities scholar, generally from an Oklahoma college or uni­versity.
     
    The scholar talks about the book, the author, his­torical contexts and liter­ary trends. After a refresh­ment break, participants break into small groups where they have an oppor­tunity to discuss the book. The program is free and open to anyone who has an interest in getting to­gether with others to read and discuss books. Copies of the books are available through the library.
     
    Funding for this pro­gram is provided in part by a grant from the Okla­homa Humanities Council (OHC) and the National Endowment for the Hu­manities (NEH).
     
    To register for LTAIO or to ask questions, contact Pam Bean, head reference librarian/adult program­ming at (580)223-3164 or visit the Ardmore branch at 601 Railway Express.
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