Russell Readers

Russell Readers Book Discussion

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Marriage can be a real killer. 

Russell Readers Book Discussion

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

In May 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific and quickly sank, leaving behind only two survivors bobbing helplessly in the restless seas. One of them was Louis Zamperini, a 26-year-old airman who had overcome a troubled past to become an Olympic athlete. After 47 perilous days adrift on a raft, Zamperini and his companion survivor were rescued by the Japanese navy. He remained a prisoner of war until the end of hostilities. This riveting narrative by the author of Seabiscuit is the story of one plucky man. Now ninety-three, Louis Zamperini lives on.

Russell Readers Book Discussion

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Her life spanned fewer than 40 years, but she was the last Egyptian pharaoh and one of the most influential women of the age. She married twice, each time to a brother; she poisoned one and waged a war against the other. To this day, the life of Cleopatra VII (69-30 B.C.) intrigues us. This adept biography by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff tells us why it should. The true story of the woman behind the myth.

Russell Readers Book Discussion 'Cleopatra' by Stacy Schiff

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Her life spanned fewer than 40 years, but she was the last Egyptian pharaoh and one of the most influential women of the age. She married twice, each time to a brother; she poisoned one and waged a war against the other. To this day, the life of Cleopatra VII (69-30 B.C.) intrigues us. This adept biography by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff tells us why it should. The true story of the woman behind the myth.

Russell Readers BookClub: Room by Emma Donoghue

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. . . . It's where he was born, it's where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.

Russell Readers BookClub: Explosive Eighteen

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum’s life is set to blow sky high when international murder hits dangerously close to home, in this dynamite novel by Janet Evanovich.
 

Russell Readers BookClub: Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

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Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Twelve-year-old CeeCee Honeycutt is in trouble. For years, she has been the caretaker of her psychotic mother, Camille-the tiara-toting, lipstick-smeared laughingstock of an entire town-a woman trapped in her long-ago moment of glory as the 1951 Vidalia Onion Queen. But when Camille is hit by a truck and killed, CeeCee is left to fend for herself. To the rescue comes her previously unknown great-aunt, Tootie Caldwell.

Russell Readers BookClub: The Litigators

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

The partners at Finley & Figg often refer to themselves as a “boutique law firm.” Boutique, as in chic, selective, and prosperous. Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are none of these things. They are a two-bit operation of ambulance chasers who bicker like an old married couple. Until change comes their way—or, more accurately, stumbles in. After leaving a fast-track career and going on a serious bender, David Zinc is sober, unemployed, and desperate enough to take a job at Finley & Figg.
 

Russell Readers BookClub: One Thousand White Women

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

One Thousand White Women is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who, under the auspices of the U.S. government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians. The covert and controversial "Brides for Indians" program, launched by the administration of Ulysses S. Grant, is intended to help assimilate the Indians into the white man's world. Toward that end May and her friends embark upon the adventure of their lifetime.

Russell Readers BookClub: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

Come join us for some R&R (read and discussion)!

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