It’s a new time and a new place but The Friends of the Beaufort County Library kick off their 22th annual Books Sandwiched In program on Monday, Jan. 7, 2008 with the same stimulating entertainment, coffee and cookies.
For eight weeks, through Feb. 25, book lovers are invited to gather at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the Sea Island Presbyterian Church on Lady’s Island for an opportunity to listen to reviews of eight best sellers or books of local interest.
Books to be featured in the 2008 session and the reviewers include;
-Jan. 7, “Footprints of God” by Greg Iles, reviewed by Michael Ham of Beaufort;
-Jan. 14, “The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, reviewed by Linda Tarr-Whelan of Dataw;
-Jan. 21, “A Woman Rice Planter” by Elizabeth W. Allston Pringle and Alice R. Huger Smith, reviewed by Fran Heyward Marscher of Bluffton;
– Jan. 28, “Court-Martial at Parris Island: The Ribbon Creek Incident” by John C. Stevens and reviewed by the author, of Beaufort.
-Feb. 4, “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini, reviewed by Roxanne W. Chaney of Beaufort;
-Feb. 11, “The Toughest Show on Earth: My Rise and Reign at the Metropolitan Opera,” by Joseph Volpe, reviewed by Jerry Fleischman of Hilton Head;
-Feb. 18, “Middlesex: A Novel” by Jeffrey Eugenides, reviewed by Gail Westerfield of Beaufort;
-Feb. 25, “Savannah Grey: A Tale of Antebellum Georgia,” by Jim Jordan and reviewed by the author, of Callawassie.
Committee chairwomen for the Books Sandwiched In program are Marilyn Harcharik and Heather Jarvis.