Have you ever loved so hard you'd forgive every sin?
Misguided admirers have long declared "Romeo & Juliet" a "timeless" love story. In fact, true timelessness can only be achieved in the places where time itself is off the clock.
This is the story of Evan and Elle, a pair of soulmates from ethereal realms where there are nothing but souls. Their story of forbidden love has Shakespearean echoes with one whopper of a logistical catch. Instead of being wooed upon a remote balcony in italy, Elle is in Heaven while her Romeo is way down in Hell stuck with a really lousy roommate.
For their love to flourish, she has to lower Heaven; he must raise Hell.
The madcap love story is interspersed with heartfelt examples of forgiveness, redemption and an Afterlife so repetitively magnificent that inhabitants begin to pine for mortal grit.
The book challenges our Sunday School simplicities about right and wrong, good and evil and the Biblical real estate extremes where 83 percent of Americans believe our souls are bound to inhabit. Forever.
Today's headlines have many convinced The End is nigh. "Evan & Elle" gives us a glimpse of what's over there after it's all over here.
In addition to being in-person in the Library auditorium, this program will be available to watch live on Facebook Live, on YouTube, and on the OCPL website's LWB Livestream page. Log into your Facebook or YouTube account during the program to leave questions for our presenters in the comments box. They will answer them during the live broadcast.
Tuesday | 2022 at noon
LWB LIVESTREAM: Program to be announced
PRESENTER BIO: Author: CHRIS RODELL is one of America's most colorful thinkers. Besides unconventional biographies on Fred Rogers and Arnold Palmer, his other books include "Use All The Crayons! The Colorful Guide To Simple Human Happiness," and "The Last Baby Boomer: The Story of the Ultimate Ghoul Pool," a 2016 satiric novel about the life and death of the last baby boomer (winner of the '17 TINARA Award for best satire). You can purchase any of his books on this website.In Rodell's career as a freelance writer, he has wrestled alligators, raced Ferraris, gone skydiving, lain on beds of nails, and gained 20 pounds in one week eating like Elvis.
FEATURED BOOK: Coming soon
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"Lunch With Books" is the library’s flagship program for adult patrons. These lunchtime programs feature authors, poets, musicians, historians, and more every Tuesday at noon. Bring lunch (to the Library Auditorium or your computer), feed your brain!