Repeats every week on August every Monday until Mon Sep 06 2010 .
Monday, August 2, 2010 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Monday, August 9, 2010 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Monday, August 16, 2010 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Monday, August 23, 2010 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Monday, August 30, 2010 - 9:30am to 10:30am
At first, the worst week of Janzen's life—she gets into a debilitating car wreck right after her husband leaves her for a guy he met on the Internet and saddles her with a mortgage she can't afford—seems to come out of nowhere, but the disaster's long buildup becomes clearer as she opens herself up. Her 15-year relationship with Nick had always been punctuated by manic outbursts and verbally abusive behavior, so recognizing her co-dependent role in their marriage becomes an important part of Janzen's recovery. The healing is further assisted by her decision to move back in with her Mennonite parents, prompting her to look at her childhood religion with fresh, twinkling eyes. Read more about Gurley Girls: Mennonite in a Little Black Dress
Repeats every week on July every Monday until Mon Jul 26 2010 .
Monday, July 5, 2010 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Monday, July 12, 2010 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Monday, July 19, 2010 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Monday, July 26, 2010 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Georgia Walker's entire life is wrapped up in running her knitting store, Walker and Daughter, and caring for her 12-year-old daughter, Dakota. With the help of Anita, a lively widow in her seventies, Georgia starts the Friday Night Knitting Club, which draws loyal customers and a few oddballs. Darwin Chiu, a feminist grad student, believes knitting is downright old-fashioned, but she's drawn to the club as her young marriage threatens to unravel. Lucie, 42, a television producer, is about to become a mother for the first time--without a man in her life. Brash book editor KC finds her career has stalled unexpectedly, while brilliant Peri works at Walker and Daughter by day and designs handbags at night. Georgia gets her own taste of upheaval when Dakota's father reappears, hoping for a second chance. Read more about Gurley Girls: The Friday Night Knitting Club
Repeats every week on June every Monday until Mon Jun 28 2010 .
Monday, June 7, 2010 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Monday, June 14, 2010 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Monday, June 21, 2010 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Monday, June 28, 2010 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Faith Bronson, daughter of an overbearing U.S. senator and wife of a conservative family-values lobbyist, gets a shock when she stumbles upon her beloved husband with his male lover. After the development becomes public, the repercussions sweep away her sheltered life and profoundly affect her children, nine-year-old Alex and 14-year-old Remy, as well as her parents' marriage. Faith's new life begins when her mother gives her their old family home in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., which is badly in need of repair. The house guards long-buried secrets: some sweet, some tragic and some pertaining to the unsolved kidnapping of Faith's older sister as an infant. While Faith attempts to come to terms with her family's past, she must rein in rebellious Remy, who's resentful of having to move to a new house and a new school, and deal with her attraction to Internet entrepreneur Pavel Quinn, a man with secrets of his own. Over the course of a year, Faith renovates the house and, in the process, lays down the foundation for her future. Read more about Gurley Girls: Prospect Street
Repeats every week on May every Monday until Mon May 31 2010 except Mon May 31 2010.
Monday, May 3, 2010 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Monday, May 10, 2010 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Monday, May 17, 2010 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Monday, May 24, 2010 - 9:30am to 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. Read more about Gurley Girls: The Help
Repeats every week on April every Monday until Mon Apr 26 2010 .
Monday, April 5, 2010 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Monday, April 12, 2010 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Monday, April 19, 2010 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Monday, April 26, 2010 - 9:30am to 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.Read more about Gurley Girls: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Levitt and Stephen Dubner dub the material in this work "freakonomics" because Levitt uses analytical tools from economics to address a range of questions that, at first glance, might seem to be far removed from the discipline of the "dismal science." They consider questions such as how to determine if teachers are aiding in students' cheating on standardized tests, the impact of information asymmetry on the operation of the Ku Klux Klan, how the organizational structure of crack gangs resemble other businesses, and the influence of parents on child development. Read more about Gurley Girls: Freakonomics
How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls by Zoey Dean
Megan Smith, unable to cut it in New York's cutthroat world of magazine publishing, snatches a lucrative offer to transform two pampered and scholastically challenged 17-year-old twins into scholars. Sage and Rose Baker, known mostly for majoring in ennui and partying, are heiresses to an $84 million fortune, but the money isn't theirs until they pass the SATs. Their grandmother, the fortune's overseer, pays Megan $1,500 a week to get the Fabulous Baker Twins up to snuff, and an additional $75,000 if they are accepted at Duke, their late parents' alma mater. But the transformation works both ways, as Megan learns she'll have to earn the twins' respect before they accept her tutelage. [check the catalog] Read more about Gurley Girls: How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls
Class Matters by Bill Keller
We Americans have long thought of ourselves as unburdened by class distinctions. We have no hereditary aristocracy or landed gentry, and even the poorest among us feel that they can become rich through education, hard work, or sheer gumption. And yet social class remains a powerful force in American life. [check the catalog] Read more about Gurley Girls: Class Matters
Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber
Upbeat cancer survivor Lydia and her pragmatic sister, Margaret, start a "Knit to Quit" group in their Blossom Street yarn store in Seattle, bringing in a delightful assortment of customers for weekly self-help sessions, including a local baker who wants a baby as much as Lydia does, a super-stressed chocolate magnate who takes the knitting class after his doctor suggests it, and a young woman who is trying to quit obsessing about a broken engagement. [check the catalog] Read more about Gurley Girls Book Club: Summer on Blossom Street
The Safety of Secrets by DeLauné Michel
Fiona and Patricia's relationship is a source of continuity and strength through their move to L.A. to become actresses; through Fiona's marriage and Patricia's sudden fame. When husband and career pressures exact a toll, the women wonder if their friendship can survive. Then a dark secret from their past emerges, threatening to destroy not only their bond, but all they've worked for as well. [check the catalog] Read more about Gurley Girls Book Club: The Safety of Secrets