Knit 1, Read Too!

Knit 1, Read Too!: Starship Troopers

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

With Earth embroiled in a vast interplanetary war with the "Bugs," a young recruit in the Federal Reserves relates his experiences training in boot camp and as a junior officer in the Terran Mobile Infantry.

Knit 1, Read Too!: Lolita

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

A novel that studies the moral disintegration of a man whose obsessive desire to possess his step-daughter destroys the lives of those around him.

Knit 1, Read Too!: The Wind-up Bird Chronicle

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Japan's most highly regarded novelist now vaults into the first ranks of international fiction writers with this heroically imaginative novel, which is at once a detective story, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the buried secrets of World War II. In a Tokyo suburb a young man named Toru Okada searches for his wife's missing cat. Soon he finds himself looking for his wife as well in a netherworld that lies beneath the placid surface of Tokyo.

K1R2: For Whom the Bell Tolls

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

The story of an American fighting in the Spanish Civil War, his loyalty and courage and his eventual disillusionment with love and defeat.

K1R2: Sarah's Key

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

A New York Times bestseller. Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel' d'Hiv' roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family's apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours. Paris, May 2002: On Vel' d'Hiv's 60th anniversary, journalist Julia Jarmond is asked to write an article about this black day in France's past. Through her contemporary investigation, she stumbles onto a trail of long-hidden family secrets that connect her to Sarah.

K1R2: The Postmistress

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Those who carry the truth sometimes bear a terrible weight... It is 1940. France has fallen. Bombs are dropping on London. And President Roosevelt is promising he won't send our boys to fight in "foreign wars." But American radio gal Frankie Bard, the first woman to report from the Blitz in London, wants nothing more than to bring the war home. Frankie's radio dispatches crackle across the Atlantic ocean, imploring listeners to pay attention--as the Nazis bomb London nightly, and Jewish refugees stream across Europe.

Knit 1, Read Too!

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

From beer to Coca-Cola, the six drinks that have helped shape human history Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period. A History of the World in 6 Glassestells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century through the lens of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola. Beer was first made in the Fertile Crescent and by 3000 B.C.E.

The Paris Wife: Knit 1, Read Too!

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley. Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness-until she meets Ernest Hemingway and her life changes forever.

Ape House: Knit 1, Read Too!

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Sam, Bonzi, Lola, Mbongo, Jelani, and Makena are no ordinary apes. These bonobos, like others of their species, are capable of reason and carrying on deep relationships-but unlike most bonobos, they also know American Sign Language. Isabel Duncan, a scientist at the Great Ape Language Lab, doesn't understand people, but animals she gets-especially the bonobos. Isabel feels more comfortable in their world than she's ever felt among humans . . .

One Day: Knit 1, Read Too!

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

It's 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. Over twenty years, snapshots of that relationship are revealed on the same day-July 15th-of each year. Dex and Em face squabbles and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of this one crucial day is revealed, they must come to grips with the nature of love and life itself.

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