Eleanor Murphy Book Club

Eleanor Murphy Book Club: Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met. As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into his world, his island, his friends' taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives.

Eleanor Murphy Book Group - Cedar Cove Christmas

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2009 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

After a comedy of errors on Christmas Eve, a very pregnant woman traveling to Cedar Cove to search for her child's father--who doesn't know she's pregnant--finds herself lodging in an apartment above a barn. The residents of Cedar Grove come to her rescue as an early labor begins.

Eleanor Murphy Book Group - Ghost Riders

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Tough, resilient Malinda Blalock is dismayed when her husband, Keith, leaves their Appalachian mountain farmstead to join up with the Confederate Army in hopes of earning money. Not content to wait out the war at home, spitfire Malinda cuts her hair and enlists herself as "Sam," Keith's younger brother. Their tour of duty is cut short by a deliberate scheme to get themselves discharged, and they move on to become do-gooder outlaws, known throughout the Appalachians.

Eleanor Murphy Book Club: The Body In the Attic

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Faith packs up the kids and her catering business for a semester's stint in Cambridge, where her minister husband, Tom, will teach at Harvard and serve the homeless. In the rambling old house the family inhabits in Cambridge, Faith's children find an old wardrobe that contains . . . not Narnia but a diary from 1946.

Eleanor Murphy Book Club: The Body Farm

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

In rural North Carolina, the brutal murder of eleven-year-old Emily Steiner has shaken a small town. But more disturbing are the details of the crimes, chillingly reminiscent of the handiwork of a serial killer who has eluded the unit for years. Into this volatile atmosphere comes Scarpetta's ingenious, rebellious niece Lucy, an FBI intern with a promising future in Quantico's computer engineering facility--until she is accused of a shocking security violation.

Eleanor Murphy Book Club: Pretending The Bed Is A Raft

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2004 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

This finely tuned collection of stories features steamy nights and women dressed up in alluring garb who are on the lookout for men who'll make their dreams come true. In folksy Southern dialog, Kincaid's characters reflect on life and love in eight exquisite examples of great short story writing.

Eleanor Murphy Book Club: The Namesake

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Ashoke Ganguli, a doctoral candidate at MIT, chose Gogol as a pet name for his and his wife's first-born because a volume of the Russian writer's work literally saved his life, but, in one of many confusions endured by the immigrant Bengali couple, Gogol ends up on the boy's birth certificate. Unaware of the dramatic story behind his unusual and, eventually, much hated name, Gogol refuses to read his namesake's work, and just before he leaves for Yale, he goes to court to change his name to Nikhil.

Eleanor Murphy Book Club: The Tenth Circle

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2007 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Trixie Stone is fourteen years old and in love for the first time. She's also the light of her father's life - a straight-A student; a freshman in high school who is pretty and popular; a girl who's always looked up to Daniel Stone as a hero. Until, that is, her world is turned upside down with a single act of violence ... and suddenly everything Trixie has believed about her family - and herself - seems to be a lie.

Eleanor Murphy Book Group - Double Shot

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

The governor of Colorado has commuted the prison sentence of Goldy Schulz's ultra-handsome, ultra-charming, ultra-wealthy, ultra-venal ex-husband, Dr. John Richard Korman, otherwise known to Goldy as the Jerk. He's released, and soon afterward Goldy becomes the victim of threats, rumors, and violence. Then there's a murder and suspicion centers on Goldy.

Eleanor Murphy Book Club: Murder Carries A Torch

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Petite Patricia Anne and hefty Mary Alice, series 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. Set in Alabama.

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