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Book Chats: Carnegie Medal Shortlist

Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 11:30am - 12:30pm

carnegie claireClaire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat

Chat with Pequot’s librarians about each of the books on the Carnegie Medal Shortlist. This chat will be led by Adair Heitmann.

Free and open to the public.

From the best-selling author of Brother, I’m Dying and The Dew Breaker: a stunning new work of fiction that brings us deep into the intertwined lives of a small seaside town where a little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, has gone missing.


Claire Limyè Lanmè—Claire of the Sea Light—is an enchanting child born into love and tragedy in Ville Rose, Haiti. Claire’s mother died in childbirth, and on each of her birthdays Claire is taken by her father, Nozias, to visit her mother’s grave. Nozias wonders if he should give away his young daughter to a local shopkeeper, who lost a child of her own, so that Claire can have a better life.

But on the night of Claire’s seventh birthday, when at last he makes the wrenching decision to do so, she disappears.

adair heitmann web 2Adair Heitmann is the Director of Communications at Pequot Library.  An award-winning artist and writer, she's a professional blogger and leads creative writing workshops at Fairfield Public Library. When she isn’t working, parenting, or creating, she reads eclectic fiction, redemptive memoir, and haiku.



   Book Chats Series

  • Wednesday, May 21: On Paper with Vicki Konopka
  • Wednesday, May 28: Five Days at Memorial with Dianne Schlosser
  • Wednesday, June 4: The Bully Pulpit with Marianne Pysarchyk
  • Wednesday, June 11: Claire of the Sea Light with Adair Heitmann
  • Wednesday, June 18: Americanah with Lynne Laukhuf
  • Wednesday, June 25: The Goldfinch with Martha Lord




Location : Reading Room
Contact : Front Desk (203) 259-0346 ext. 15