Bailey Cove Morning

Bailey Cove Morning: American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us to discuss this Pulitzer Prize winning book by this year's HMCPL Vive le Livre speaker, Jon Meacham!

Groundbreaking Reads: The Tiger's Wife

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Struggling to understand why her beloved grandfather left his family to die alone in a field hospital far from home, a young doctor in a war-torn Balkan country takes over her grandfather's search for a mythical ageless vagabond while referring to a worn copy of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book."

Bailey Cove Morning: The Sense of an Ending

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Maybe Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they all swore to stay friends for life. Now Tony is in middle age. He's had a career and a single marriage, a calm divorce. He's certainly never tried to hurt anybody. Memory, though, is imperfect. It can always throw up surprises, as a lawyer's letter is about to prove.

Bailey Cove Morning: The Night Circus

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Cirque des Rêves and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway - a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors.

Bailey Cove Morning: A Gathering of Old Men

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Join us as we discuss the 2012 Community Read selection, A Gathering of Old Men, by Ernest Gaines. Set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation in the 1970s, A Gathering of Old Men is a powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a black man.

Bailey Cove Morning: Room

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him.

Bailey Cove Morning: State of Wonder

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Award-winning "New York Times"-bestselling author Patchett ("Bel Canto, The Magician's Assistant") returns with a provocative novel of morality and miracles, science and sacrifice set in the Amazon rainforest--a gripping adventure story and a profound look at the difficult choices we make in the name of discovery and love.

Bailey Cove Morning: Running the Books

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Avi Steinberg is stumped. After defecting from yeshiva to Harvard, he has only a senior thesis essay on Bugs Bunny to show for his effort. While his friends and classmates advance in the world, he remains stuck at a crossroads, unable to meet the lofty expectations of his Orthodox Jewish upbringing. And his romantic existence as a freelance obituary writer just isn’t cutting it. Seeking direction-and dental insurance-Steinberg takes a job as a librarian in a tough Boston prison.

Bailey Cove Morning: Cutting for Stone

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution.   Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles-and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.

Bailey Cove Morning: Bitter in the Mouth

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Linda Hammerick has a special yet burdensome gift-she experiences words as tastes. Linda's boyfriends' names, for example, remind her of orange sherbet and parsnips; her own name is mint-flavored. Depending on the speaker, listening, for Linda, can be delicious or distasteful.

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