Book Club Meetings

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.

Bailey Cove Morning: American Wife

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Sittenfeld tracks the life of bookish, naïve Alice Lindgren and the trajectory that lands her in the White House as first lady.

Bailey Cove Morning: Wicked

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Chronicles the Wicked Witch of the West's odyssey through the complex world of Oz -- where people call you wicked if you tell the truth. Years before Dorothy and her dog crash-land, another little girl makes her presence known in Oz. This girl, Elphaba, is born with emerald-green skin -- no easy burden in a land as mean and poor as Oz, where superstition and magic are not strong enough to explain or to overcome the natural disasters of flood and famine.

Bailey Cove Morning: The Double Bind

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

In this literary thriller, Bohjalian references (and includes characters from) The Great Gatsby, and takes readers on a haunting journey through one woman's obsession with uncovering a dark secret.

Bailey Cove Morning: Bastard Out of Carolina

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

Greenville County, South Carolina, a wild, lush place, is home to the Boatwright family—rough-hewn men who drink hard and shoot up each other's trucks, and indomitable women who marry young and age all too quickly. At the heart of this astonishing novel is Ruth Anne Boatwright, known simply as Bone, a South Carolina bastard with an annotated birth certificate to tell the tale. Observing everything with the mercilessly keen eye of a child, Bone finds herself caught in a family triangle that will test the loyalty of her mother, Anney.

Bailey Cove Morning: Memoirs of a Geisha

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 10:00am - 11:00am

The life of a famous Kyoto geisha--from her painful apprenticeship in the early 1930s through the years of her prime and her later career in Manhattan--is rendered with stunning clarity in this fully imagined first novel.

Bailey Cove Morning: My Heart May Be Broken, but My Hair Still Looks Great

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Debbie Sue and her pal, Edwina, run the Styling Station and their detective agency, the Domestic Equalizers. When they become knee-deep in the muck of a horse-thievin' and husband cheatin' escapade, hair will still be styled, and casseroles will burn, but creeps will be brought to justice.
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