Gurley Girls Book Club

Gurley Girls Book Club: Run

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, October 15, 2007 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Run by Ann Patchett
Boston lawyer and ex-politician Bernard Doyle has nurtured his three sons -- Sullivan and adopted brothers Tip and Teddy -- since the death of his wife 15 years ago. Then, one snowy evening, Tip is pushed out of the way of an oncoming vehicle by a woman, herself hit and badly injured, who turns out to be the boys' birth mother and who's been watching the boys for years, along with her 11-year-old daughter, Kenya. The drama of a single day is given an unreal quality by the snow that curtails normal activity, as these vividly portrayed characters struggle with their circumstances.
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Gurley Girls: Last American Man

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, March 23, 2009 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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 Book Club: Run

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, October 22, 2007 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Run by Ann Patchett
Boston lawyer and ex-politician Bernard Doyle has nurtured his three sons -- Sullivan and adopted brothers Tip and Teddy -- since the death of his wife 15 years ago. Then, one snowy evening, Tip is pushed out of the way of an oncoming vehicle by a woman, herself hit and badly injured, who turns out to be the boys' birth mother and who's been watching the boys for years, along with her 11-year-old daughter, Kenya. The drama of a single day is given an unreal quality by the snow that curtails normal activity, as these vividly portrayed characters struggle with their circumstances.
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Gurley Girls Book Club: Infidel

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, January 7, 2008 - 9:30am - 10:30am

Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
In this memoir from the internationally renowned author of The Caged Virgin, Ayaan Hirsi Ali tells her astonishing life story, from her traditional Muslim childhood in Somalia, Saudi Arabia, and Kenya, to her intellectual awakening and activism in the Netherlands, and her current life under armed guard in the West. She recounts the evolution of her beliefs, her ironclad will, and her extraordinary resolve to fight injustice done in the name of religion.
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Gurley Girls Book Club: Espresso Tales

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, February 11, 2008 - 9:30am - 10:30am

Espresso Tales by Alexander McCall Smith
The second installment in the bestselling 44 Scotland Street series. Will Bertie, the gifted five-year-old, get to be a normal boy? Why does Ramsey use his memoirs to read his wife to sleep? Full of McCall Smith's gentle humor and sympathy for his characters andt he city of Edinburgh. [check the catalog]

Gurley Girls Book Club: The Maltese Falcon

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, April 7, 2008 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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]
This event is part of The Big Read 2008.

Gurley Girls Book Club: The Maltese Falcon

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, April 14, 2008 - 10:30am - 11:30am

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Gurley Girls Book Club: The Maltese Falcon

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, April 21, 2008 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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]
This event is part of The Big Read 2008.

Gurley Girls Book Club: The Maltese Falcon

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, April 28, 2008 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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]
This event is part of The Big Read 2008.

Gurley Girls: Geography of Bliss

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, May 5, 2008 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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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