Book Club Meetings

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi Book Club: Lord Foul's Bane

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

This book is the first in one of the most remarkable epic fantasies ever written, the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever. He called himself Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever because he dared not believe in the strange alternate world in which he suddenly found himself. Yet he was tempted to believe, to fight for the Land, to be the reincarnation of its greatest hero.

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Bellwether

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, September 7, 2006 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Sandra Foster studies fads, from Barbie dolls to the grunge look - how they start and what they mean. Bennett O'Reilly is a chaos theory scientist studying monkeys' group behavior. They both work for the HiTek corporation, strangers until a misdelivered package brings them together.

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Dead Until Dark

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, August 7, 2008 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana, but she keeps to herself and doesn't date much because of her "disability" to read minds. When she meets Bill, Sookie can't hear a word he's thinking. He's the type of guy she's waited for all of her life, but he has a disability, too--he's a vampire with a bad reputation. When one of Sookie's coworkers is killed, she fears she's next. (#1 in the Sookie Stackhouse series)

Bailey Cove Morning: Widow of the South

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Carrie McGavock witnessed the Battle of Franklin in Tennessee, on a day in 1864 when 9,000 soldiers were slaughtered, the vast majority of them Confederate. Carrie, the central character in this mesmerizing novel, was an actual historical figure. Her farm was close by the scene of the battle, and her house was commandeered as a makeshift hospital. And what Carrie the fictional character does after the battle, the actual Carrie did in real life.

Bailey Cove Morning: Eat, Pray, Love

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

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.

Bailey Cove Morning: My Name is Red

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - 10:00am - 11:00am

When the Sultan commissions a great book to celebrate his royal self and his extensive dominion, he directs Enishte Effendi to assemble a cadre of the most acclaimed artists in the land. Their task: to illuminate the work in the European style. But because figurative art can be deemed an affront to Islam, this commission is a dangerous proposition indeed, and no one in the elite circle can know the full scope or nature of the project." Panic erupts when one of the chosen miniaturists disappears, and the Sultan demands answers within three days. The only clue to the mystery - or crime?

Bailey Cove Morning: Nineteen Minutes

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2008 - 10:00am - 11:00am

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.

Bailey Cove Morning: The Other Boleyn Girl

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Sibling rivalry and royal intrigue are at the heart of Phillipa Gregory's historical novel. With diabolical delight, the author of The Queen's Fool etches the story of the unsisterly machinations of Anne Boleyn and her sibling Mary.

Bailey Cove Morning: The Thief and the Dogs

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

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. This is a Big Read event.

Bailey Cove Morning: Prayer for Owen Meany

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Owen Meany is a dwarfish boy with a strange voice who accidentally kills his best friend's mom with a baseball and believes--accurately--that he is an instrument of God, to be redeemed by martyrdom. John Irving's novel, which inspired the 1998 Jim Carrey movie 'Simon Birch,' is the oddest Christian mystic novel since Flannery O'Connor's work.

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