Gurley Girls Book Club

Gurley Girls: The Saving Graces

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Meet the Saving Graces, four of the best friends a woman could ever have. For ten years, Emma, Rudy, Lee, and Isabel have shared a deep affection that has helped them deal with the ebb and flow of expectations and disappointments common to us all. Calling themselves the Saving Graces, the quartet is united by understanding, honesty, and acceptance -- a connection that has grown stronger as the years go by.

Gurley Girls Book Club: Wicked City

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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.

Gurley Girls: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It’s about the disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden . . .

Gurley Girls: Unbroken

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

In her long-awaited new book, Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in "Seabiscuit." Telling an unforgettable story of a young lieutenant's journey into extremity, "Unbroken" is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit.

Gurley Girls: Hunger Games

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.

Gurley Girls: Mennonite in a Little Black Dress

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, August 2, 2010 - 9:30am - 10:30amMonday, August 9, 2010 - 9:30am - 10:30amMonday, August 16, 2010 - 9:30am - 10:30amMonday, August 23, 2010 - 9:30am - 10:30amMonday, August 30, 2010 - 9:30am - 10:30am

Gurley Girls: The Friday Night Knitting Club

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, July 5, 2010 - 9:30am - 10:30amMonday, July 12, 2010 - 9:30am - 10:30amMonday, July 19, 2010 - 9:30am - 10:30amMonday, July 26, 2010 - 9:30am - 10:30am

Gurley Girls: Prospect Street

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, June 7, 2010 - 9:30am - 10:30amMonday, June 14, 2010 - 9:30am - 10:30amMonday, June 21, 2010 - 9:30am - 10:30amMonday, June 28, 2010 - 9:30am - 10:30am

Gurley Girls: The Help

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, May 3, 2010 - 9:30am - 10:30amMonday, May 10, 2010 - 9:30am - 10:30amMonday, May 17, 2010 - 9:30am - 10:30amMonday, May 24, 2010 - 9:30am - 10:30am

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.

Gurley Girls: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, April 5, 2010 - 9:30am - 10:30amMonday, April 12, 2010 - 9:30am - 10:30amMonday, April 19, 2010 - 9:30am - 10:30amMonday, April 26, 2010 - 9:30am - 10:30am

Perhaps the best-loved nineteenth-century American novel, Mark Twain's tale of boyhood adventure overflows with comedy, warmth, and slapstick energy. It brings to life and array of irresistible characters—the awesomely self-confident Tom, his best buddy Huck Finn, indulgent Aunt Polly, and the lovely, beguiling Becky—as well as such unforgettable incidents as whitewashing a fence, swearing an oath in blood, and getting lost in a dark and labyrinthine cave. This novel is the 2010 selection for Alabama's state-wide The Big Read.

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