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Knit 1, Read Too! - Echo Maker

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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Richard Powers
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Echo Maker

Echo Maker by Richard Powers
On a winter night on a remote Nebraska road, Mark Schluter flips his truck in a near-fatal accident. His older sister Karin, his only near kin, returns reluctantly to their hometown to nurse Mark back from a traumatic head injury. But when he emerges from a protracted coma, Mark believes that this woman-who looks, acts, and sounds just like his sister-is really an identical impostor. Shattered by her brother's refusal to recognize her, Karin contacts the cognitive neurologist Gerald Weber, famous for his case histories describing the infinitely bizarre worlds of brain disorder. Weber recognizes Mark as a rare case of Capgras Syndrome, a doubling delusion, and eagerly investigates. What he discovers in Mark slowly undermines even his own sense of being. [check the catalog] Read more about Knit 1, Read Too! - Echo Maker

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Knit 1, Read Too! - Twilight

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Stephenie Meyer
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Twilight

Bella adores beautiful Edward, and he returns her love. But Edward is having a hard time controlling the blood lust she arouses in him, because--he's a vampire. At any moment, the intensity of their passion could drive him to kill her, and he agonizes over the danger. But, Bella would rather be dead than part from Edward, so she risks her life to stay near him, and the novel burns with the tension of their dangerous and necessarily chaste relationship. Read more about Knit 1, Read Too! - Twilight

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Knit 1, Read Too! - Angle of Repose

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Wallace Stegner
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Angle of Repose

Confined to a wheelchair, retired historian Lyman Ward sets out to write his grandparents' remarkable story, chronicling their days spent carving civilization into the surface of America's western frontier. But his research reveals even more about his own life than he's willing to admit. What emerges is an enthralling portrait of four generations in the life of an American family. Read more about Knit 1, Read Too! - Angle of Repose

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Knit 1, Read Too! - A Simple Plan

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Scott Smith
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A Simple Plan

Hank is driving on a lonely country road with his brother, Jacob, and his brother's pal, when suddenly Jacob's dog leaps into the woods. Following him, the three men come upon the wreckage of a single-engine plane and the body of the pilot. Under the seat they find a duffel bag containing four million dollars in packets of hundred-dollar bills. Shocked, barely able to make sense of what they see, they try to puzzle out the right thing to do. They arrive at a seemingly simple plan, a plan that will enable them to hide, keep, and eventually share the fortune. They believe it will harm no one, put no one at risk. Read more about Knit 1, Read Too! - A Simple Plan

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Knit 1, Read Too! - Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Alexandra Fuller
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Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

The British-born Fuller grew up in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), losing three siblings to disease as her father fought in the Rhodesian civil war and her mother managed the farm. She approaches her childhood with reserve, leaving many stories open to interpretation while also maintaining a remarkable clarity about what really transpired in her homeland, in her own home, and in her head. The narrative seems complicated, weaving together war, politics, racial issues, and alcoholism, but its emotional core remains honest, playful, and unapologetic; it hardly seems possible that this 32-year-old has so much to say and says it so well. Read more about Knit 1, Read Too! - Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

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Knit 1, Read Too - Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Lisa See
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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

In 19th-century China, seven-year-old Lily is paired with a laotong, "old same," in an emotional match that will last a lifetime. The laotong, Snow Flower, introduces herself by sending Lily a silk fan on which she's painted a poem in nu shu, a unique language that Chinese women created in order to communicate in secret, away from the influence of men. As the years pass, Lily and Snow Flower send messages on fans, compose stories on handkerchiefs, reaching out of isolation to share their hopes, dreams, and accomplishments.  Read more about Knit 1, Read Too - Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

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Knit 1, Read Too! - The Maltese Falcon

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Author: 
Dashiell Hammett
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The Maltese Falcon

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. Read more about Knit 1, Read Too! - The Maltese Falcon

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Knit 1, Read Too! - Midwives

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Chris Bohjalian
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Midwives

Sibyl Danforth has been a dedicated midwife in the rural community of Reddington, Vermont, for 15 years. But one treacherous winter night, in a house isolated by icy roads and failed telephone lines, Sibyl takes desperate measures to save a baby's life. She performs an emergency Caesarean on its mother, who appears to have died in labor. But what if--as Sibyl's assistant later charges--the patient wasn't already dead, and it was Sibyl who inadvertently killed her?  Read more about Knit 1, Read Too! - Midwives

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Knit 1, Read Too! - Hard Revolution

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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Author: 
George Pelecanos
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Hard Revolution

Derek Strange is a rookie cop, the job he's dreamed of since he was a boy. His brother, Dennis, has not been as fortunate; home from the service with a disability pension and zero prospects, he is a man with good intentions but bad habits. Derek has always looked out for Dennis, but no amount of brotherly love can save him from the dangerous world of Alvin Jones, a local bottom-feeder, hustler, and stone killer who draws him into his web of violence.  Read more about Knit 1, Read Too! - Hard Revolution

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Knit 1, Read Too! - Pride and Prejudice

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Author: 
Jane Austen
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Pride and Prejudice

Wealthy Mr. Darcy and spirited Elizabeth Bennett dislike each other at first sight, and each must contend with their pride and prejudices while Elizabeth's mother plots economically advantageous marriages for all her daughters. Read more about Knit 1, Read Too! - Pride and Prejudice

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