One Book, One Philadelphia 2016

Join us in welcoming One Book, One Philadelphia author, Charles Frazier, to Haverford Township.  This year's selection is Cold Mountain.

Charles Frazier is an award-winning author of American historical fiction. His literary corpus, to date is comprised of three New York Times best selling novels:  Thirteen Moons (2006), Nightwoods (2011), and Cold Mountain (1997) - winner of the National Book Award for Fiction. 



Charles Frazier Discusses Cold Mountain

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

9:15 am
Haverford High School
200 Mill Road, Havertown, PA

All are welcome.  Registration is required


Book signing and Reception with Charles Frazier

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
11:00 am
Haverford Township Free Library

1601 Darby Road, Havertown, PA

No registration required.


Meet the Author Luncheon

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
12:30 pm
Haverford Township Free Library

1601 Darby Road, Havertown, PA

Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased at the library or online.  Space is limited.  EVENT IS SOLD OUT!


Wearing the Gray: Confederate Soldiers and their World

Sunday, March 13, 2016

2:00 pm
Haverford Township Free Library

For Southerners, the Civil War was more than an experience of generals and politicians.  Neumann University history professor, Andrew Miller, will discuss the views and experiences of the average soldier.  

No registration required.


Civil War Dance Program

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Haverford Township Free Library

Learn about dance during the Civil War era.  The Civil War Dance Foundation will demonstrate dances and discuss the styles and society of the period.  Attendees will have an opportunity to participate. 

Registration required.


Cold Mountain (1997) won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. It tells the story of W. P. Inman, a wounded deserter from the Confederate Army near the end of the American Civil War, who walks for months to return to Ada Monroe, the love of his life. The story shares several similarities with Homer's The Odyssey. The narrative alternates back and forth each chapter between the stories of Inman and Ada, a minister's daughter recently relocated from Charleston, to a farm in the rural mountain community called Cold Mountain, from which Inman hails. Though they only knew each other for a brief time before Inman departed for the war, it is largely the hope of seeing Ada again that drives Inman to desert the army and make the dangerous journey back to Cold Mountain. Details of their brief history together are told at intervals in flashbacks over the course of the novel.

Programs are sponsored by the Haverford Township Free Library,
the School District of Haverford Township, the Haverford Township School District Education Foundation and the Rotary Club of Haverford Township.