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.