Book Talks: Me Before You and The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Me Before YouContent to never push herself beyond the boundaries of the sleepy tourist town where she was born, 26 year old Louisa Clark’s life is turned on its head when she loses her job as a waitress, and out of necessity must take a position as an adult caregiver. Expecting her charge to be an elderly and incapacitated individual, she is stunned to instead find herself working for Will Traynor, a brilliant thirty-five year old man, who lost of use of his limbs in a motorcycle accident two years prior. Every day Will is only reminded of what he has lost, and his life is filled to capacity with pain, longing, and absence. These two individuals who never should have met form a bond that will change both in ways neither could have imagined. Poignant, romantic, heart-breaking and honest, Me Before You is available to reserve from the Haliburton County Public Library.

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas JonassonThe 100 Year Old Man

One of the biggest word-of-mouth sensations in recent publishing history has struck a chord with Haliburton County readers. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is the unlikely title of this major bestseller by Jonas Jonasson.

It’s the story of Allan Karlsson, who after a long and eventful life ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he’s still in good health. A big celebration is in the works for his 100th birthday, but Allan really isn’t interested so he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey. It would be the adventure of a lifetime for anyone else, but Allan has a larger-than-life backstory: he has not only witnessed some of the most important events of the 20th century, but actually played a key role in them. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared has charmed readers across the world and can be requested through your branch of the Haliburton County Public Library in regular format or as an e-book through our website www.haliburtonlibrary.ca.

 

 

*originally aired on 100.9 Canoe FM from July 25th-August 7th

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