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Join the HSC leisure book club, Relax and Read

Relax and Read is sponsored by the Robert M. Bird Society


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Program Overview

The Relax and Read book club was introduced on the HSC campus in March 2016 as an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to discuss books that are for leisure reading.

Vote for the next book selection by filling out our form: Book Suggestion Form

They do go quickly! All Books for this semester have been claimed. 

The Three Steps to Participating:

  1. Sign up in person at the 3rd-floor service desk of the Library, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • You must present your OUHSC ID to sign-up and receive one of the 40 available books, which often go very quickly
    • Due to the limited number of books, we request no more than two faculty/staff per department sign up
  2. Join us for a book discussion on Wednesday, April 26th from 12:00-1:00, in the 2nd floor Library Atrium or via Zoom. (links will be emailed to all members)
    • Contact Payton Patterson by e-mail or phone to reserve your books or inquire about receiving the book through interagency mail.
    • 271-2285 ext. 48725

For more information, please contact, Bird Library staff

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Book Summary

From the New York Times bestselling author of Dear Edward comes a poignant and engrossing family story that asks: Can love make a broken person whole?

William Waters grew up in a house silenced by tragedy, where his parents could hardly bear to look at him, much less love him—so when he meets the spirited and ambitious Julia Padavano in his freshman year of college, it’s as if the world has lit up around him. With Julia comes her family, as she and her three sisters are inseparable: Sylvie, the family’s dreamer, is happiest with her nose in a book; Cecelia is a free-spirited artist; and Emeline patiently takes care of them all. With the Padavanos, William experiences a newfound contentment; every moment in their house is filled with loving chaos.

But then darkness from William’s past surfaces, jeopardizing not only Julia’s carefully orchestrated plans for their future, but the sisters’ unshakeable devotion to one another. The result is a catastrophic family rift that changes their lives for generations. Will the loyalty that once rooted them be strong enough to draw them back together when it matters most?

An exquisite homage to Louisa May Alcott’s timeless classic, Little Women, Hello Beautiful is a profoundly moving portrait of what is possible when we choose to love someone not in spite of who they are, but because of it.

Source: Amazon