Book Club Meetings

CSI:Madison - Father and Son

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Convicted and sentenced on a vehicular homicide charge, Glen is the bad seed - the haunted, angry, drunken, and dangerous son of Virgil and Emma Davis. Bobby Blanchard is the sheriff, as different from Glen as can be imagined, but in love with the same woman - the mother of Glen's illegitimate son. Before he's been back in town thirty-six hours, Glen has robbed his war-crippled father, bullied and humiliated his younger brother, and rejected his son, David.

CSI:Madison - The Thin Man

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Nick and Nora Charles are Hammett's most enchanting creations, a rich, glamorous couple who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis. At once knowing and unabashedly romantic, The Thin Man is a murder mystery that doubles as a sophisticated comedy of manners.

CSI:Madison - Orange Crush

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Florida governor-by-default Marlon Conrad, the Republicans' "golden boy, " seems a shoo-in for re-election. That is, until he undergoes a radical personality shift during a bloody military action in the Balkans. Just three weeks before the election, Marlon suddenly starts talking about "reform." The governor's new-found conscience may cost him the election--and it appears that everybody from Pensacola to Miami Beach is trying to kill him.

CSI:Madison - The Fifth Child

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Harriet and David, both conservative, old-fashioned and out of step with the liberated '60s, meet in London and know immediately that they are meant to marry. They buy a white elephant of a house in the suburbs and begin to fill its many bedrooms with children. Smugly determined to create a happy family, they unashamedly sponge off David's father and exploit Harriet's mother as an unpaid nanny. The first four children are adorable, but when Harriet becomes pregnant for the fifth time, she realizes that this baby is different.

CSI:Madison - The Last Good Kiss

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, August 4, 2005 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

An unforgettable detective story starring C.W. Sughrue, a Montana investigator who kills time by working at a topless bar.

CSI:Madison - Crooked Little Vein

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Michael McGill needed a wake-up call to jump-start his dead career. Instead he gets an impossible assignment delivered directly from the president's heroin-addict chief of staff. It seems the Constitution has some skeletons in its closet: the Founding Fathers doubted that the document would be able to stave off human nature indefinitely, so they devised a backup Constitution to deploy at the first sign of crisis.

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join Douglas Adams's hapless hero Arthur Dent as he travels the galaxy with his intrepid pal Ford Prefect, getting into horrible messes and generally wreaking hilarious havoc. Required reading for science fiction fans, this book (and its follow-ups) is also sure to please fans of Monty Python, Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, and British sitcoms.

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Land of Laughs

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, November 6, 2008 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Schoolteacher Thomas Abbey doesn't know who he is or what he wants--in life or love. What he knows is that in his whole life nothing has touched him so deeply as the novels of Marshall France, a reclusive author of fabulous children's tales who died at forty-four. Now he's come to France's hometown to write France's biography. Warned in advance that France's family may oppose the biography, they're surprised to find France's daughter warmly welcoming instead. But something fantastic and horrible is happening: the magic of Marshall France has extended far beyond the printed page... 

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Flatland

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Local filmmaker Ladd Ehlinger, Jr., will screen his animated film based on Flatland and answer questions from the audience. A brief discussion of the film and book will follow.

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Swords and Deviltry

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

In the ancient city of Lankhmar, two men forge a friendship in battle. The red-haired barbarian Fafhrd left the snowy reaches of Nehwon looking for a new life while the Gray Mouser, apprentice magician, fled after finding his master dead. These bawdy brothers-in-arms cement a friendship that leads them through the wilds of Nehwon facing thieves, wizards, princesses and the depths of their desires and fears. (#1 in the Lankhmer series)

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