New Castle County Reads

2015: The Last Days Of Ptolemy Grey
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New Castle County Libraries are proud to announce this year's NCC Reads title: Walter Mosley's The Last Days Of Ptolemy Grey.

Ptolemy Grey is a 91-year-old man, suffering from dementia and living as a recluse in his Los Angeles apartment. Then Robyn Small, a 17-year-old family friend, appears and helps clean up his apartment and straighten out his life. A reinvigorated Ptolemy volunteers for an experimental medical program that restores his mind, and he uses his last days--shortened now by the medical experiment--to delve into the mystery of the recent drive-by shooting death of his great-nephew, Reggie. (NoveList)

We hope you will enjoy reading or re-reading this novel and hear more about it from the author himself.



Meet The Author!

Thursday, April 16
Chase Center On The Riverfront
815 Justison St.
Wilmington DE 19801

Please mark your calendars now, as we welcome New York Times bestselling author Walter Mosley to New Castle County. This is a literary event you won't want to miss! Join us for this event at Chase Center On The Riverfront; it is free and open to the public.


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The 2014 NCC Reads program, featuring Matthew Quick's The Silver Linings Playbook, was the 10th annual event in our series, which started in 2005. Beginning in 2010, the New Castle County Reads series began to feature an author talk at St. Mark's High School, so that a large number of community members could enjoy not only reading the book, but hearing the author. Each year since then, this highlight event has attracted more than 500 people to a free event presenting talented writers and an opportunity to meet the author during book signings.

The NCC Reads committee has also reached out to area book groups in an effort to create a true community reading event. To date, at least 50 area book clubs, with 560 members, have registered to be part of the NCC Reads experience.

Libraries have hosted book discussion programs as well, so that all readers have an opportunity to share their thoughts on each year's featured title. Additional programs relating to each title have added to the breadth and depth of understanding and sharing about the themes and ideas found therein.


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