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Knit 1, Read Too!

Knit 1, Read Too! - Frankenstein

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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Author: 
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Frankenstein

The world's most famous monster comes to life in this 1818 novel, a tale that combines Gothic romance and science fiction to tell of a young doctor's attempts to breath life into an artificial man. Despite the doctor's best intentions, the experiment goes horribly wrong. Read more about Knit 1, Read Too! - Frankenstein

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Knit 1, Read Too! - The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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Author: 
Michael Chabon
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The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

It is New York City in 1939. Joe Kavalier, a young artist who has also been trained in the art of Houdini-esque escape, has just pulled off his greatest feat to date: smuggling himself out of Nazi-occupied Prague. He is looking to make big money, fast, so that he can bring his family to freedom. His cousin, Brooklyn's own Sammy Clay, is looking for a collaborator to create the heroes, stories, and art for the latest novelty to hit the American dreamscape: the comic book. Out of their fantasies, fears, and dreams, Joe and Sammy weave the legend of that unforgettable champion the Escapist. And inspired by the beautiful and elusive Rosa Saks, a woman who will be linked to both men by powerful ties of desire, love, and shame, they create the otherworldly mistress of the night, Luna Moth. As the shadow of Hitler falls across Europe and the world, the Golden Age of comic books has begun.  Read more about Knit 1, Read Too! - The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

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Knit 1, Read Too! - Loving Frank

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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Author: 
Nancy Horan
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Loving Frank

Four years earlier, in 1903, Mamah and her husband, Edwin, had commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design a new home for them. During the construction of the house, a powerful attraction developed between Mamah and Frank, and in time the lovers, each married with children, embarked on a course that would shock Chicago society and forever change their lives. Read more about Knit 1, Read Too! - Loving Frank

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Knit 1, Read Too! - Stone Diaries

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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Author: 
Carol Shields
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The Stone Diaries

This fictionalized autobiography of Daisy Goodwill Flett is a subtle but affecting portrait of an everywoman reflecting on an unconventional life. What transforms this seemingly ordinary tale is the richness of Daisy’s vividly described inner life—from her earliest memories of her adoptive mother to her awareness of impending death. Read more about Knit 1, Read Too! - Stone Diaries

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Knit 1, Read Too! Book Club - The Wife

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Author: 
Meg Wolitzer
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The Wife

The moment Joan Castleman decides to leave her husband, they are thirty-five thousand feet above the ocean on a flight to Helsinki. Joan's husband, Joseph, is one of America's preeminent novelists, about to receive a prestigious international award, and Joan, who has spent forty years subjugating her own literary talents to fan the flames of his career, has finally decided to stop. Read more about Knit 1, Read Too! Book Club - The Wife

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Knit 1, Read Too! Book Club - Case Histories

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Author: 
Kate Atkinson
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Case Histories

As Private Detective Jackson Brodie investigates three murder cases, startling connections and discoveries emerge. Jackson finds himself inextricably caught up in his clients' lives; their grief, their job, their desire, and their unshakable need for resolution are very much like his own. Read more about Knit 1, Read Too! Book Club - Case Histories

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Knit 1, Read Too! - The Thief and The Dogs

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Author: 
Naguib Mahfouz
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The Thief and the Dogs

After four years in prison, the skilled young thief Said Mahran emerges bent on revenge in a changed world. His wife has married a trusted friend; his native Egypt has undergone a revolution; and his mentor, who encouraged his Robin Hood-style crimes, has abandoned him. As Said's wild attempts to achieve his idea of justice badly misfire, he becomes a hunted man so driven by hatred that he can only recognize too late his last chance at redemption. Read more about Knit 1, Read Too! - The Thief and The Dogs

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Knit 1, Read Too! - The Alchemist

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Author: 
Paulo Coelho
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The Alchemist

This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasures found within. Read more about Knit 1, Read Too! - The Alchemist

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Knit 1, Read Too! - The Sparrow

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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Author: 
Mary Doria Russell
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The Sparrow

Emilio Sandoz, a brilliant Jesuit priest, seems like the perfect leader for the first expedition to an extraterrestrial culture. However, when Sandoz returns to Earth 20 years later as the mission's sole survivor, he is accused of unspeakable violence and depravity. Why? An extraordinary fiction debut, by paleoanthropologist Mary Doria Russell. Read more about Knit 1, Read Too! - The Sparrow

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Knit 1, Read Too! - Early Bird

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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Author: 
Rodney Rothman
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Early Bird

Rothman has been a head writer for David Letterman and, at the age of 25, a retiree. Burned out after a few hectic years of work, he decided to quit and move into a retirement village in Florida. This exploration of the world of retirement forty years early provides a glimpse of a lifestyle known popularly only through stereotypes. Rothman becomes king of the shuffleboard court, arranges an uneasy détente with his condo mate's cats, and infiltrates the Pool Group. Rothman applies his reading on retirement to his personal situation with humorous and poignant results. Read more about Knit 1, Read Too! - Early Bird

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