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“The Sweetness of Water”


Books Over Coffee

Stratford Library Offers Zoom Book Talks

The Stratford Library has announced that its Books Over Coffee program will continue on the Zoom format through June 2022.  The monthly book discussion program has been a popular staple at the library for over 40 years.    It is free and open to the public.

The library continues to offer the latest in current titles and topics and, special for “Black History Month” on Wednesday, February 23rd, is The Sweetness of Water, a debut novel by Nathan Harris.

Taking place in the waning days of the Civil War, brothers Prentiss and Landry—freed by the Emancipation Proclamation—seek refuge on the homestead of George Walker and his wife, Isabelle.  The story follows the unlikely bond between the two brothers and the Georgia farmer whose alliance will alter their lives, and his, forever.

To receive a link for the discussion, register at:

Other titles for the “Books Over Coffee series include: Afterlife by Julia Alvarez (March 30th, “Women’s History Month”), A Thousand Acres (April 27th), The Liar’s Dictionary by Eley Williams (May 25th) and My Policeman by Ethan Roberts (June 29th, “Gay Pride Month”).

Copies of all books are currently available for loan at the library’s Circulation Desk.  The titles are also available for loan on Kindle and Nook eReaders.  The discussion programs are free and open to the public.  Links for each book discussion are found on the website.

For further information, visit the Stratford Library at 2203 Main Street in Stratford, Connecticut. Timely information is also available on the library’s website at:


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