Eleanor Murphy Book Club

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

A chance encounter with a handsome banker in a jazz bar on New Year's Eve 1938 catapults Wall Street secretary Katey Kontent into the upper echelons of New York society, where she befriends a shy multi-millionaire, an Upper East Side ne'er-do-well, and a single-minded widow.

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now.

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

'As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I'm still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me ...' Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love—all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story. Welcome to Christine's life.

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

When her notorious, hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled, and agoraphobic mother goes missing, teenage Bee begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the earth to find her.

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

When a woman goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, her diary reveals hidden turmoil in her marriage, while her husband, desperate to clear himself of suspicion, realizes that something more disturbing than murder may have occurred.

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Recounts how the author and his mother read and discussed books during her chemotherapy treatments, describing how the activity involved a wide range of literary genres, furthered their appreciation for literature, and strengthened their bond.

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

A collection of some of the finest Sherlock Holmes mysteries, as described and told by his assistant, Dr. Watson.

 Enjoy Sherlock-themed teas during this discussion of the  2013 Community Read book.

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

When Victoria Jones starts working for a florist, she realizes her talent with flowers helps her change the lives of the people who buy her creations. But when she must confront her painful past, she has to decide how much she is willing to change.

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is facing one of its most strange cases: a man has been brutally murdered in a library where the English citizens of Quebec safeguard their history. The death opens a door into the past, exposing a mystery that has lain dormant for centuries.

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

A fierce competition is underway, a contest between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood to compete in "a game," in which each must use their powers of illusion to best the other. Unbeknownst to them, this game is a duel to the death, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will.

Syndicate content