Monday, September 29, 2014

Staff Picks

Bullied by the neighborhood drug addict and losing his mind to dementia, ninety-one-year old Ptolemy Grey exists on canned sardines and 24 hour news in a rundown apartment filled with memories and debris.   But the sudden death of Ptolemy’s caregiver and an unlikely encounter with a seventeen-year-old girl stir up memories of a lost treasure that the old man would do anything to recover – even if he has to make a bargain with the devil himself!   

Even with his mind and body betraying him, Ptolemy remains a powerful force to be reckoned with -- for both family and foe alike.  The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey is an unforgettable story of love, loss, hope and tragedy from master storyteller and award winning writer, Walter Mosley.
Alicia Cavitt
Information Specialist