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Gurley Girls: Last American Man

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Elizabeth Gilbert
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The Last American Man

The Last American Man by Elizabeth Gilbert
In 1977, at the age of 17, Eustace Conway left his family's comfortable suburban home to move to the Appalachian Mountains. For more than two decades he has lived there, making fire with sticks, wearing skins from animals he has trapped, and trying to convince Americans to give up their materialistic lifestyles and return with him back to nature. To author Gilbert, Conway's mythical character challenges all our assumptions about what it is to be a modern man in America; he is a symbol of much we feel how our men should be, but rarely are.
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Gurley Girls: A Fraction of the Whole

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Monday, November 3, 2008 - 9:30am to 10:30am
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Steve Toltz
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A Fraction of the Whole

A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz
For most of his life, Jasper Dean couldn't decide whether to pity, hate, love, or murder his certifiably paranoid father, Martin, a man who overanalyzed anything and everything and imparted his self-garnered wisdom to his only son. But now that Martin is dead, Jasper can fully reflect on the crackpot who raised him in intellectual captivity, and what he realizes is that, for all its lunacy, theirs was a grand adventure.
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Gurley Girls: No books, just fun!

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Monday, October 13, 2008 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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The Gurley Girls book club is banning books for October! This month we will expand our more creative selves: October 6: No meeting (fall break)
October 13: game day
October 20: bring your knitting or craft project
October 27: painting
For more info: call Sharon at 776-4279, or Marie at 776-9677

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Gurley Girls: The Faith Club

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Monday, September 8, 2008 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Ranya Idliby
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The Faith Club

The Faith Club by Ranya Idliby
Three women -- a Jew, a Christian, and a Muslim -- came together to write a book about their religious traditions, but realized they had differences to sort through first. Over time, the three women began to call their group a 'faith club,' and, as a result, each discovered stronger faith in their religions than they'd had before. An honest, unflinching look at stereotypes, misconceptions, and the power of faith.
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Gurley Girls: The Third Jesus

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Monday, August 4, 2008 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Deepak Chopra
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The Third Jesus

The Third Jesus by Deepak Chopra
Deepak Chopra provides an answer to this question that is both a challenge to current systems of belief and a fresh perspective on what Jesus can teach us all, regardless of our religious background. There is not one Jesus, Chopra writes, but three: the historical Jesus, the Son of God, and the cosmic Christ, the spiritual guide whose teaching embraces all humanity, not just the church built in his name. He speaks to the individual who wants to find God as a personal experience, to attain what some might call grace, or God-consciousness, or enlightenment.
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Gurley Girls: Looking For Salvation at Dairy Queen

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Monday, July 7, 2008 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Susan Gregg Gilmore
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Looking For Salvation at Dairy Queen

Looking For Salvation at Dairy Queen by Susan Gregg Gilmore
Every Saturday, Catherine sits at the Dairy Queen, plotting her getaway to Atlanta. When the dream becomes a reality, she immediately leaves everything to claim the life she’s always imagined. But before things have even begun to get off the ground in Atlanta, tragedy brings Catherine Grace back home. As a series of extraordinary events alter her perspective–and sweeping changes come to Ringgold itself–she begins to wonder if her place in the world may actually be, against all odds, right where she began.
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Gurley Girls: A Prisoner of Birth

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Monday, June 2, 2008 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Jeffrey Archer
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A Prisoner of Birth

A Prisoner of Birth by Jeffrey Archer
A man framed for the murder of his best friend seeks revenge against the four men who put him in Belmarsh prison, the highest-security jail in the land, from where no inmate has ever escaped.
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Gurley Girls: Geography of Bliss

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Monday, May 5, 2008 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Eric Weiner
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Geography of Bliss

Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner
Part foreign affairs discourse, part humor, and part twisted self-help guide, this book takes the reader from America to Iceland to India in search of happiness, or, in the crabby author's case, moments of "un-unhappiness." The book uses a mixture of travel, psychology, science and humor to investigate not what happiness is, but where it is.
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Gurley Girls Book Club: The Maltese Falcon

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Monday, April 28, 2008 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Dashiell Hammett
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The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded by police when his partner is killed while tailing a man. The woman who asked his partner to follow the man turns out to be someone who is not what she says she is, and is really involved in something to do with the 'Maltese Falcon', a gold-encrusted life-sized statue of a falcon, the only one of its kind. [check the catalog]
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Gurley Girls Book Club: The Maltese Falcon

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Monday, April 21, 2008 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Dashiell Hammett
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The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded by police when his partner is killed while tailing a man. The woman who asked his partner to follow the man turns out to be someone who is not what she says she is, and is really involved in something to do with the 'Maltese Falcon', a gold-encrusted life-sized statue of a falcon, the only one of its kind. [check the catalog]
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