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Gurley Girls Book Club: Espresso Tales

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Monday, February 11, 2008 - 9:30am to 10:30am
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Alexander McCall Smith
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Espresso Tales

Espresso Tales by Alexander McCall Smith
The second installment in the bestselling 44 Scotland Street series. Will Bertie, the gifted five-year-old, get to be a normal boy? Why does Ramsey use his memoirs to read his wife to sleep? Full of McCall Smith's gentle humor and sympathy for his characters andt he city of Edinburgh. [check the catalog] Read more about Gurley Girls Book Club: Espresso Tales

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Gurley Girls Book Club: Infidel

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Monday, January 7, 2008 - 9:30am to 10:30am
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Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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Infidel

Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
In this memoir from the internationally renowned author of The Caged Virgin, Ayaan Hirsi Ali tells her astonishing life story, from her traditional Muslim childhood in Somalia, Saudi Arabia, and Kenya, to her intellectual awakening and activism in the Netherlands, and her current life under armed guard in the West. She recounts the evolution of her beliefs, her ironclad will, and her extraordinary resolve to fight injustice done in the name of religion.
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Gurley Girls Book Club: Run

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Monday, October 22, 2007 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Ann Patchett
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Run by Ann Patchett
Boston lawyer and ex-politician Bernard Doyle has nurtured his three sons -- Sullivan and adopted brothers Tip and Teddy -- since the death of his wife 15 years ago. Then, one snowy evening, Tip is pushed out of the way of an oncoming vehicle by a woman, herself hit and badly injured, who turns out to be the boys' birth mother and who's been watching the boys for years, along with her 11-year-old daughter, Kenya. The drama of a single day is given an unreal quality by the snow that curtails normal activity, as these vividly portrayed characters struggle with their circumstances.
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Gurley Girls Book Club: Run

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Monday, October 15, 2007 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Ann Patchett
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Run by Ann Patchett
Boston lawyer and ex-politician Bernard Doyle has nurtured his three sons -- Sullivan and adopted brothers Tip and Teddy -- since the death of his wife 15 years ago. Then, one snowy evening, Tip is pushed out of the way of an oncoming vehicle by a woman, herself hit and badly injured, who turns out to be the boys' birth mother and who's been watching the boys for years, along with her 11-year-old daughter, Kenya. The drama of a single day is given an unreal quality by the snow that curtails normal activity, as these vividly portrayed characters struggle with their circumstances.
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Gurley Girls Book Club: Run

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Monday, October 8, 2007 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Ann Patchett
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Run

Run by Ann Patchett
Boston lawyer and ex-politician Bernard Doyle has nurtured his three sons -- Sullivan and adopted brothers Tip and Teddy -- since the death of his wife 15 years ago. Then, one snowy evening, Tip is pushed out of the way of an oncoming vehicle by a woman, herself hit and badly injured, who turns out to be the boys' birth mother and who's been watching the boys for years, along with her 11-year-old daughter, Kenya. The drama of a single day is given an unreal quality by the snow that curtails normal activity, as these vividly portrayed characters struggle with their circumstances.
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Gurley Girls Book Club: Harvesting The Heart

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Monday, September 10, 2007 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Jodi Picoult
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Harvesting The Heart

Harvesting The Heart by Jodi Picoult
Paige O'Toole Prescott, a gifted portraitist, sets aside her art to support her husband, Nicholas, during his medical training. His wealthy parents reject Paige, who already suffers from self-doubt after being abandoned by her mother. Despite Nicholas's success as a surgeon and the young couple's love for each other, the birth of their son catapults them into emotional crisis. Paige's resulting quest for courage and self-confidence forces Nicholas, her parents, and her in-laws to reevaluate their attitudes, standards, and behavior. [check the catalog] Read more about Gurley Girls Book Club: Harvesting The Heart

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Murphy Mysteries - The Talented Mr. Ripley

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Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Patricia Highsmith
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The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
In Tom Ripley, author Patricia Highsmith created the perfect criminal. In The Talented Mr. Ripley, circumstances and opportunities transform him from a petty perpetrator of fraud into a suave, agreeable, and totally amoral artist of crime, who will stop at nothing--certainly not a single murder--to get what he desires.
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Murphy Mysteries - Murder on a Girl's Night Out

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Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Anne George
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Murder on a Girl's Night Out

Murder on a Girl's Night Out by Anne George
A refreshingly different heroine, retired Alabama schoolteacher Patricia Anne Hollowell is drawn into a murder investigation after her colorful sister, Mary Alice, buys a country-western club. When the previous owner is found gruesomely murdered, the suspects include the club's cook, one of Patricia Anne's former prize students.
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Murphy Mysteries: Fearless Fourteen

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Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Janet Evanovich
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Fearless Fourteen

Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich
Personal vendettas, hidden treasure, and a monkey named Carl will send bounty hunter Stephanie Plum on her most explosive adventure yet. Fourteenth installment in the popular, lighthearted Stephanie Plum mystery series.
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Murphy Mysteries: Murder Carries a Torch

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Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Anne George
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Murder Carries a Torch

Murder Carries a Torch by Anne George
Patricia Anne and Mary Alice, Birmingham sister-sleuths in their sixties, hasten to the aid of their cousin Luke, whose wife has apparently run off with a painter. They search for the woman and discover a dead body in a snake-handling church; much-married Mary Alice meets and flirts with the investigating sheriff; police find the painter dead; and someone "hides" a rattlesnake in Mary Alice's car.
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