Knit 1, Read Too!

Room: Knit 1, Read Too!

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him.

Let the Great World Spin: Knit 1, Read Too!

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in bestselling novelist Colum McCann's stunningly intricate portrait of a city and its people.

Knit 1, Read Too!: Wicked City

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Join us for a Community Wide Read bood discussion.


K1R2: Wicked City

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

In the 1950s the "wickedest city in America" was not Las Vegas but Phenix City, AL. Located just across the Chattahoochee River from Columbus, GA, and nearby Fort Benning, it was a notorious haven for gamblers, prostitutes (about a thousand in a town of 23,000 people), con men, and murderers. Worse, this cesspool of vice and human depravity was run by a corrupt political and law enforcement machine that thwarted any attempt at reform with intimidation and violence.


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

It's easier to talk about small things because the big things in life are far too complex and painful. But even small things can loom large, and everything can change, radically, in a day, a moment. These are the sort of big things first-time novelist Roy ponders in this highly original and exquisitely crafted tale set in the tiny river town of Ayemenem in Kerala, India. The story revolves around a pair of twins, brother and sister, whose mother has left her violent husband to live with her blind mother and kind, if ineffectual, brother, Chacko.

Knit 1, Read Too: God of Small Things

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Set in Kerala, India, in 1969, The God Of Small Things is the story of seven-year-old twins Rahel and Estha, born of a wealthy family and literally joined at the soul. Rahel and Estha are cared for by a host of compelling characters: their beautiful mother, Ammu, who has left a violent husband; their Marxist uncle, Chacko, still pining for his English wife and daughter who left him; their prickly grandaunt, Baby Kochamma, pickling in her virginity; and the volatile Veluth, a member of the Untouchable caste.

Knit 1, Read Too!: Little Bee

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

We don't want to tell you too much about this book. It is a truly special story and we don't want to spoil it. Nevertheless, you need to know something, so we will just say this: It is extremely funny, but the African beach scene is horrific. The story starts there, but the book doesn't. And it's what happens afterward that is most important. Once you have read it, you'll want to tell everyone about it. When you do, please don't tell them what happens either. The magic is in how it unfolds.

Knit 1, Read Too!: No Meeting

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Book club will return in January. Contact 461-0046 for more information.

Knit 1, Read Too!: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose thoughtful companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar's lifelong friend and ally. But with the unexpected return of Claude, Edgar's paternal uncle, turmoil consumes the Sawtelles' once peaceful home. When Edgar's father dies suddenly, Claude insinuates himself into the life of the farm--and into Edgar's mother's affections.

Knit 1, Read Too!: Dracula

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Dracula chronicles the vampire's journey from Transylvania to the nighttime streets of London. There, he searches for the blood of strong men and beautiful women while his enemies plot to rid the world of his frightful power. In it, Stoker created a new word for terror, a new myth to feed our nightmares, and a character who will outlive us all.

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