Eleanor Murphy Book Club

Murphy Book Club: The Glass Castle

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Murphy Book Club: The Help

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

In Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, there are lines that are not crossed. With the civil rights movement exploding all around them, three women start a movement of their own, forever changing a town and the way women--black and white, mothers and daughters--view one another.

Murphy Book Club: My Life in France

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Murphy Book Club: The Art of Racing in the Rain

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Nearing the end of his life, Enzo, a dog with a philosopher's soul, tries to bring together the family, pulled apart by a three year custody battle between daughter Zoe's maternal grandparents and her father Denny, a race car driver.

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: Salvation On Sand Mountain

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

After Dennis Covington covered the trial of a preacher convicted of attempting to murder his wife with rattlesnakes, he was invited to attend a snake-handling service in Scottsville, Alabama. He found the service exhilarating and unsettling; he felt a kinship with the people, for he was only two generations removed from the hill country of Appalachia. Of Scottish-Irish descent, the handlers are religious mystics who believe in demons, drink strychnine and drape rattlesnakes around their bodies. A captivating glimpse of an exotic religious sect.

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