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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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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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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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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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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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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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