Russell Readers

Russell Readers - Nineteen Minutes

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Peter Houghton, an alienated teen who has been bullied for years by the popular crowd, brings weapons to his high school in Sterling, N.H., one day and opens fire, killing 10 people. Flashbacks reveal how bullying caused Peter to retreat into a world of violent computer games. Alex Cormier, the judge assigned to Peter's case, tries to maintain her objectivity as she struggles to understand her daughter, Josie, one of the surviving witnesses of the shooting. The author's insights into her characters' deep-seated emotions brings this ripped-from-the-headlines read chillingly alive.

Russell Readers - Blood Done Sign My Name

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

"Daddy and Roger and 'em shot 'em a nigger." Those words, whispered to ten-year-old Tim Tyson by a playmate, heralded a firestorm that would forever transform the tobacco market town of Oxford, North Carolina.

Russell Readers - Christmas Party

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Christmas Party. No book this month.

Russell Readers - Loving Frank

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

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.

Russell Readers - Silks

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

Geoffrey Mason is well known among the pro riders, including Steve Mitchell and Scot Barlow--arguably the two top pros. So when Scot Barlow is murdered--with Mitchell's pitchfork nonetheless--Geoff finds himself pulled into the case as a junior barrister.

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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