The Abel Discussion group is led by Dr. Karen Weekes, associate professor of English at Penn State Abington. Meet with us on these Wednesdays in the Shorday Room, Abington Free Library to discuss award-winning books and films while enjoying decaf coffee, tea, cocoa and cookies from Curds N Whey. Borrow the film and the books from the Library System. Copies will be available to borrow by the Circulation Desk. Also, all but the film and the graphic novel will be loaded ontoour borrowable Kindle Paperwhites.
Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.
In a work that beautifully demonstrates the rewards of closely observing nature, Elisabeth Tova Bailey shares an inspiring and intimate story of her encounter with a Neohelix albolabris—a common woodland snail.
The great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran in a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life. - (Baker & Taylor)
Dr. Karen Weekes is an Associate Professor of English at Penn State University, Abington College. Her teaching and research interests include contemporary American and world literature, women’s writing, and graphic memoir and other non-traditional modes of autobiography. Her many awards include Distinguished Faculty Service (2018), Outstanding Teacher (2016, 2005), and Outstanding Advising/Mentoring (2013). She has enjoyed leading or participating in book groups for many years.
The views and opinions expressed in various library programs are solely those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Abington Township Public Library or the Friends of Abington Township Public Library.