Knit 1, Read Too!

Knit 1, Read Too!: Time and Again

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Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

~~When advertising artist Si Morley is recruited to join a covert government operation exploring the possibility of time travel, he jumps at the chance to leave his twentieth-century existence and step into New York City in January 1882. Aside from his thirst for experience, he has good reason to return to the past—his friend Kate has a curious, half-burned letter dated from that year, and he wants to trace the mystery.

But when Si begins to fall in love with a woman he meets in the past, he will be forced to choose between two worlds—forever.

Knit 1, Read Too!: This Beautiful Life

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

~~When the Bergamots move from an upstate college town to New York City, they're not sure how they'll adapt. Soon Richard is consumed by his executive role at a large university. Liz, who gave up an academic career to raise her children, is busy ferrying young Coco around. And fifteen-year-old Jake is taken into the fold at an elite private school. But their upper class cocoon is ripped apart by scandal when Jake causes a good family to face bad choices. Bestseller

Knit 1, Read Too!: And the Mountains Echoed

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

~~Presents a story inspired by human love, how people take care of one another, and how choices resonate through subsequent generations. Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live with their father and step-mother in the small village of Shadbagh. Their father, Saboor, is constantly in search of work and they struggle together through poverty and brutal winters. To Adbullah, Pari, as beautiful and sweet-natured as the fairy for which she was named, is everything; there is an unparalleled bond between these two motherless sibings.

Knit 1, Read Too!: In the Garden of Beasts

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

~~In 1933, President Roosevelt personally selected William E. Dodd to be the United States ambassador to Nazi Germany. Dodd took his family with him, including his daughter Martha. Initially enamored with the Nazi party and its passion, Martha supported the Third Reich. However, when Hitler's violent policies became apparent, Martha changed her opinion and watched in horror. Here, author Erik Larson offers a chilling first-person account of Germany's transformation under Hitler's rule.

Knit 1, Read Too!: Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

The year is 1799, the place Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor, the “high-walled, fan-shaped artificial island” that is the Japanese Empire’s single port and sole window onto the world, designed to keep the West at bay; the farthest outpost of the war-ravaged Dutch East Indies Company; and a de facto prison for the dozen foreigners permitted to live and work there.

Knit 1, Read Too!: 11/22/63

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED program. He receives an essay from one of the students-- a gruesome, harrowing first person story about the night 50 years ago when Harry Dunning's father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a hammer. Harry escaped with a smashed leg, as evidenced his crooked walk. Not much later, Jake's friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958.

Knit 1, Read Too!: Shalimar the Clown

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

This is the story of Maximilian Ophuls, America’s counterterrorism chief, one of the makers of the modern world; his Kashmiri Muslim driver and subsequent killer, a mysterious figure who calls himself Shalimar the clown; Max’s illegitimate daughter India; and a woman who links them, whose revelation finally explains them all. It is an epic narrative that moves from California to Kashmir, France, and England, and back to California again. Along the way there are tales of princesses lured from their homes by demons, legends of kings forced to defend their kingdoms against evil.

Knit 1, Read Too!: The Passion of Artemesia

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Recently rediscovered by art historians, and one of the few female post-Renaissance painters to achieve fame during her own era, Artemisia Gentileschi led a remarkably "modern" life. Susan Vreeland tells Artemisia's captivating story, beginning with her public humiliation in a rape trial at the age of eighteen, and continuing through her father's betrayal, her marriage of convenience, motherhood, and growing fame as an artist.

Knit 1, Read Too!: Dream of Ding Village

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Officially censored upon its Chinese publication, and the subject of a bitter lawsuit between author and publisher, Dream of Ding Village is Chinese novelist Yan Lianke's most important novel to date.

Knit 1, Read Too!: That Woman: the life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

This is the story of the American divorcee notorious for allegedly seducing a British king off his throne. “That woman,” so called by Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, was born Bessie Wallis Warfield in 1896 in Baltimore. Neither beautiful nor brilliant, she endured an impoverished childhood, which fostered in her a burning desire to rise above her circumstances.

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