Russell Readers

Russell Readers: Brother, I'm Dying

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Russell Readers: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Perhaps the best-loved nineteenth-century American novel, Mark Twain's tale of boyhood adventure overflows with comedy, warmth, and slapstick energy. It brings to life and array of irresistible characters—the awesomely self-confident Tom, his best buddy Huck Finn, indulgent Aunt Polly, and the lovely, beguiling Becky—as well as such unforgettable incidents as whitewashing a fence, swearing an oath in blood, and getting lost in a dark and labyrinthine cave. This novel is the 2010 selection for Alabama's state-wide The Big Read.

Russell Readers: Abundance

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Russell Readers: The Last Lecture

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy?

Russell Readers: Like Water For Elephants

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Russell Readers - Low Country

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

When country-club wife Caro Venable learns that her husband must either develop the Low Country island she inherited or lose the company that he has spent his whole life building, she is devastated. Spurred to action and inspired with new purpose, Caroline must confront the part of herself that she has numbed with alcohol and careful avoidance, and she must reconsider her priorities - what is so important that she would die for it?

Russell Readers - The Thief and the Dogs

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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.

Russell Readers - Fearless Fourteen

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Personal vendettas, hidden treasure, and a monkey named Carl will send bounty hunter Stephanie Plum on her most explosive adventure yet. Fourteenth in the popular, lighthearted Stephanie Plum series.

Russell Readers - Eat, Pray, Love

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

By 30, Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern, educated, ambitious American woman was supposed to want - except happiness. She went through a divorce, a crushing depression, another failed love and the complete eradication of everything she ever thought she was supposed to be. To recover from all of this, Gilbert took a radical step. In order to give herself the time and space to find out who she really was and what she really wanted, she got rid of her belongings, quit her job, left her loved ones behind and undertook a year-long journey around the world, all alone.

Russell Readers - The Shack

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Mack's youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack's world forever.

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