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: Father Melancholy's Daughter

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2005 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

A bittersweet and ultimately transcendent story of a young girl's devotion to her father, the rector of a small Virginia church, and of the hope, dreams, and love that sustain them both in the wake of the betrayal and tragedy that diminished their family. 

Eleanor Murphy Book Club: The Virgin's Lover

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, January 2, 2007 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

In the autumn of 1558, church bells across England ring out the joyous news that Elizabeth I is the new queen. One woman hears the tidings with utter dread. She is Amy Dudley, wife of Sir Robert, and she knows that Elizabeth's ambitious leap to the throne will pull her husband back to the very center of the glamorous Tudor court and to power, intrigue, and a passionate love affair with the young queen. Can Amy's steadfast faith in him, her constant love, and the home she wants to make for them in the heart of the English countryside compete with the allure of the new queen?

Eleanor Murphy Book Group: Malpractice in Maggody

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Maggody, Arkansas has been so quiet that even police chief Arly Hanks has found time for a vacation. But she returns to find trouble brewing. The local old-folks' home has been sold to a mysterious outsider, and overnight the place has been transformed into the Stonebridge Foundation, an exclusive rehab center complete with a stone-faced guard who doesn't speak English and an even nastier dog. Everyone is dying to know what goes on behind those inhospitable gates, with the exception of Arly, who has enough rural business to keep her satisfied.

Eleanor Murphy Book Club: Pope Joan

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2005 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

One of the most controversial women of history is brought to brilliant life in Donn Woolfolk Cross's tale of Pope Joan, a girl whose origins should have kept her in squalid domesticity. Instead, through her intelligence, indomitability and courage, she ascended to the throne of Rome as Pope John Anglicus.

Eleanor Murphy Book Club: Eleven On Top

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2007 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Trouble seems to find Stephanie Plum no matter where she goes, and once again she's struggling with her tangled love life, her chaotic family, and her God-given gift for destroying every car she drives. This time, Stephanie Plum has decided to quit her job as a bounty hunter. She wants something safe. She wants something normal. She's tired of creeps, weirdos, and stalkers. But just when she thinks she's out, they pull her back in! This latest novel is packed full of Janet Evanovich's trademark wit, adventure, and sly comedy. So fasten your seatbelt and hang on-Stephanie's back in town!

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