Friday, September 16, 2011

Get Reading for Lee Martin's Visit Sept. 30

The Least You Need to Know
January 1996, Sarabande Books

In this collection of seven stories, Lee Martin's own distinctive voice has the qualities of his favorite setting: the commonplace and middle-class turned over with a searchlight of want and need to know. Morticians and insurance men, salesmen and farmers; women hoping to make life more beautiful and less pressing with delicate, bewildering hobbies and necessary flirtations; boys who veer from shame to pride, from decency to irredeemable wrongs, in an afternoon; people who do not quite recover, during the time of our acquaintance, but do not give up gracefully.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Guess Who's Coming to OCC?

We are having a special guest at OCC on Sept. 30, 2011. His name is Lee Martin and he is a nationally recognized and accomplished author. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for fiction in 2006(The Bright Forever)along with E.L. Doctorow (The March)and winner Geraldine Brooks(March).

Lee also happens to be a former OCC student. His books are on display in the Anderson Library at OCC and are available through the IECC college libraries ( and via the I-Share online catalog. He will make two presentations at OCC in the Banquet Room at 10 AM and 12 PM. Bring your lunch or buy a lunch special at OCC for $5.00 and join us for a lively discussion about writing and books.