Eleanor Murphy Book Club

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Stork Raving Mad by Donna Andrews

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Join the Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club as we read a title from the Meg Lanslow mystery series by Donna Andrews.

Meg is eight and a half months pregnant with twins when Michael asks if she wouldn’t mind another houseguest. One of his doctoral students is directing his new translation of a play by a minor Spanish playwright, and the playwright has agreed to come to town for the production.

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Tale of Cuckoo Brow Wood by Susan Wittig Albert

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Join the Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club as we read a title from the cottage tales of Beatrix Potter series.

Eleanor E. Murphy Library Book Club: Missisippi Delta mysteries series by Carolyn Haines

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Join the Eleanor E. Murphy Library Book Club as we read the Mississippi Delta mystery series by Carolyn Haines. Book club participants are invited to read any one of the mysteries in the series.

Broke, unmarried, haunted by the nagging ghost of great-great-grandmother's nanny, and about to lose the family plantation, Sarah Booth is in no condition to fall in love and investigate a murder, but she finds herself doing both. - Novelist Plus

Eleanor Murphy Book Club: Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

It is the summer of 1950–and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events: A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Then, hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath. For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw.

Eleanor Murphy Book Club: U is for Undertow

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

It's April 1988, a month before Kinsey Millhone's thirty-eighth birthday, and she's alone in her office catching up on paperwork when a young man arrives unannounced. Michael Sutton is twenty-seven, an unemployed college dropout. More than two decades ago, a four-year-old girl disappeared, and a recent newspaper story about her kidnapping has triggered a flood of memories. Sutton now believes he stumbled on her lonely burial and could identify the killers if he saw them again. He wants Kinsey's help in locating the grave and finding the men.

Eleanor Murphy Book Club: Same Kind of Different as Me

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

****Please Note: Book Club is rescheduled from Tues, May 3rd. ****

Meet Denver, a man raised under plantation-style slavery in Louisiana in the 1960s; a man who escaped, hopping a train to wander, homeless, for eighteen years on the streets of Dallas, Texas. No longer a slave, Denver's life was still hopeless-until God moved. First came a godly woman who prayed, listened, and obeyed. And then came her husband, Ron, an international arts dealer at home in a world of Armani-suited millionaires. And then they all came together.

Eleanor Murphy Book Club: Wicked City

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Phenix City, Alabama, from its founding during the Civil War, has been the dirty, not-so-little secret of the South. It is a riverside no-man's land, a place where a blind eye has historically been turned to vice of every sort, including prostitution, gambling, and even murder. Atkins shows us Phenix City in its 1950s hey-day, where a battle is building between a handful of decent citizens and the underworld willing to do anything to maintain their control.

Eleanor Murphy Book Club: Julie and Julia

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Nearing 30 and trapped in a dead-end secretarial job, Julie Powell reclaims her life by cooking every single recipe in Julia Child's legendary Mastering the Art of French Cooking in the span of one year.

Eleanor Murphy Book Club: Plum Spooky

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Stephanie Plum is back in town, along with her sidekick Lula, her Grandma Mazur, and an ever-widening cast of freaks, criminals, deranged felons, and lunatics looking for love. And just when she thinks her life can't get any more complicated, in walks the mysterious Diesel.

Eleanor Murphy Book Club: Excellent Women

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

"Excellent Women" is one of Barbara Pyms richest and most amusing high comedies. Mildred Lathbury is a clergymans daughter and a mild-mannered spinster in 1950s England. She is one of those excellent women, the smart, supportive, repressed women who men take for granted. As Mildred gets embroiled in the lives of her new neighborsanthropologist Helena Napier and her handsome, dashing husband, Rocky, and Julian Malory, the vicar next doorthe novel presents a series of snapshots of human life as actually, and pluckily, lived in a vanishing world of manners and repressed desires.

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