Book Club Meetings

Eclectic Book Club: The Stranger

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2001 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Story of a man who commits a pointless murder, in which the author asks if there is a God or just a cold indifferent universe.

Eclectic Book Club: Trial of True Love

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

The acclaimed author of The Society of Others returns with a beautifully crafted and intellectually stimulating novel about the nature of love, its elusiveness and, most of all, the universal human need to find it. Bron is a thirty-year-old writer living in London, a seemingly incurable heartbreaker and dodger of commitment. He is fascinated by the symbolist painter Paul Marotte and has made the artist the centre of a book he is writing about love at first sight.

Eclectic Book Club: The Kite Runner

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

"Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable, beautifully told story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Raised in the same household and sharing the same wet nurse, Amir and Hassan nonetheless grow up in different worlds; Amir is the son of a prominent and wealthy man, while Hassan, the son of Amir's father's servant, is a Hazara, member of a shunned ethnic minority. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them.

Eclectic Book Club: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. Routine, order, and predictability shelter him from the messy wider world.

Eclectic Book Club: Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Sampath Chawla is born into a family slightly off kilter, to a mother not quite like her neighbors, in a town not quite like other towns. After years of failure at school, failure at work, it does not seem as if Sampath is going to amount to much. Then Sampath climbs up a guava tree in search of a life of peaceful contemplation -- and becomes famous as a hermit. Written with rich humor and an eye for the eccentric, this is a magical tale of a world gone slightly mad.

Urban Circle Book Club: Casanegra

Location: Oscar Mason Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 7:30am - 8:30am

In this gritty, provocative mystery, Tennyson Hardwick lives on the fringes of the good life in Hollywood. But in the wake of his father's stroke, Tennyson has to save himself from taking a fall for murder. In the process he discovers his hidden talents--the hard way. We'll discuss how African-American crime fiction has been influenced by Dashiell Hammett and the hard-boiled detective genre.This event is part of The Big Read 2008.

Urban Circle Book Club Anniversary Party

Location: Oscar Mason Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 7:30am - 8:30am

It's our 2nd anniversary! We'll cover all the books we read this year. Did you love them? Hate them? Have any suggestions for next year? Bring books you love; we'll talk about them, draw for door prizes, and make plans for 2009. It's our 2nd anniversary! We'll cover all the books we read this year. Did you love them? Hate them? Have any suggestions for next year? Bring book you love; we'll talk about them, draw for door prizes, and make plans for 2009.

Urban Circle Book Club: The First Lady

Location: Oscar Mason Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 - 7:30am - 8:30am

Charlene Wilson, First Lady of First Jamaica Ministries, has lived a good life with her beloved husband, Bishop T.K. Wilson. If the Lord is ready to call her home, she's ready to go--her only concern is finding T.K. a good woman to look after him when she's gone.

Urban Circle Book Club: Seen It All and Done the Rest

Location: Oscar Mason Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 7:30am - 8:30am

Josephine Evans returns to Atlanta to spend time with her granddaughter Zora, recently undone by her peripheral role in a splashy murder case, and to check on her family house. Josephine is hoping to keep Zora's trust while steering her away from Zora's father's tragic bout with alcohol. After seeing the cracked-out wreckage of her stretch of Atlanta's West End, Josephine also embarks on a plan with four other women to fix up her vandalized house, a plan that includes the squatter she discovers there, Victor Causey.

Urban Circle Book Club: Pleasure

Location: Oscar Mason Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - 7:30am - 8:30am

How realistic is it to believe that one lover can satisify a woman's every fantasy? Nia has it all-- and is driven by the desire for more. Fantasies spiral out of control, and she discovers that pleasure does not come without pain.

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