Contemporary Prize Winning Novels: Fall Series at OLPGN Library

Old Lyme PGN Library
2 Library Lane
Old Lyme, CT 06371
Contact: Mary Fiorelli, Director,
For Immediate Release
August 20, 2012
Contemporary Prize Winning Novels: Fall Series at OLPGN Library
Old Lyme, CT –Coming Home: Contemporary Prize Winning Novels, a fall book discussion series will be presented at the Old Lyme PGN Library once a month on Mondays beginning September 10 through December 3 from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Community Room. Co-sponsored by the CT Humanities, this series explores the themes of home and coming home. These novels, as in real life, have many meanings both literal and psychological. However close your heart is to your hearth, coming home is never easy. These superbly written novels cause us to reflect on what home means to others and to ourselves. Facilitated by Marsha Bansavage, discussions bring together different generations of readers and their perspectives for an insightful and fascinating exchange of ideas and interpretations. Multiple copies of the featured books are available at the Circulation Desk. Free and open to the public. Please register online at
The series will take place on the following dates with the selected titles: September 10, Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson; October 1, The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx; November 5, The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields; and December 3, A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley.
Marsha Bansavage has been a book discussion facilitator associated with the Connecticut Humanities for several years and is well known throughout the state for her enthusiastic style for all things literary. She has been passionate about reading her entire life, having made a career as an educator teaching Advanced Placement English, Contemporary Literature and Film Studies. She holds advanced degrees in English, Art and the Humanities. In Marsha’s words, “the concept of relating various areas of study has been an exciting pursuit. The experience of finding commonalities, differences, humor and meaning is an exciting process. Sharing our thoughts, feelings, and reactions sharpens our intelligence and helps us develop positive interpersonal relationships. In essence, reading changes our lives!”
The Library is located at 2 Library Lane, off Lyme Street in Old Lyme. Summer hours are Monday and Wednesday, 10am to 7pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 10am to 6pm; Friday, 10am to 5pm and Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 860-434-1684 or visit to register.