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Stratford Library Sets Final 2020 Zoom Books Over Coffee Talk


Napolitano’s “Dear Edward” Discussed December 16

Tom Holehan, Public Relations & Programming
Stratford Library

The Stratford Library “Books Over Coffee” program concludes 2020 with an online discussion of Jane Napolitano’s moving bestseller, Dear Edward, on Wednesday, December 16. The online Zoom program, hosted by Linda LiDestri, will be held between 12-1 pm. The book talk is free and open to the public. One summer morning, twelve year-old Edward Adler, his beloved older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in Newark headed for Los Angeles. Tragically, the plane crashes and Edward is the sole survivor. Edward’s story captures the attention of the nation, but he struggles to find a place for himself in a world without his family and Napolitano’s compelling novel asks: When you’ve lost everything, how do find yourself? How do you discover your purpose? What does it mean not just to survive, but to truly live? Dear Edward is at once a transcendent coming-of-age story, a multidimensional portrait of an unforgettable cast of characters, and a breathtaking illustration of all the ways a broken heart learns to love again. Limited reading copies of Dear Edward are available for loan at the library’s Circulation Desk. All “Books Over Coffee” titles are available at the Library or on Kindle eReaders for loan. Patrons can also download the eBook or audiobook through the OverDrive app at the Library. “Books Over Coffee” has a new series of titles ready for the 2021 season to be announced at the December 16 program.

For further information call the Library at: 203.385-4162 or register online for Dear Edward at:


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