Book discussion

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Stork Raving Mad by Donna Andrews

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Join the Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club as we read a title from the Meg Lanslow mystery series by Donna Andrews.

Meg is eight and a half months pregnant with twins when Michael asks if she wouldn’t mind another houseguest. One of his doctoral students is directing his new translation of a play by a minor Spanish playwright, and the playwright has agreed to come to town for the production.

Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Tale of Cuckoo Brow Wood by Susan Wittig Albert

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Join the Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club as we read a title from the cottage tales of Beatrix Potter series.

Bailey Cove Evening: Let the Great World Spin

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

 Let the Great World Spin is the critically acclaimed author's most ambitious novel yet: a dazzlingly rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s.

 

Bailey Cove Evening: Echo Maker

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Set against the Platte River's massive spring migrations-one of the greatest spectacles in nature-The Echo Makeris a gripping mystery that explores the improvised human self and the even more precarious brain that splits us from and joins us to the rest of creation.
 

YABC: White Cat

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Cassel comes from a family of curse workers -- people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they're all mobsters, or con artists. Except for Cassel. He hasn't got the magic touch, so he's an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail -- he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago. Ever since, Cassel has carefully built up a façade of normalcy, blending into the crowd.

Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Catching Fire

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

Eleanor E. Murphy Library Book Club: Missisippi Delta mysteries series by Carolyn Haines

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Join the Eleanor E. Murphy Library Book Club as we read the Mississippi Delta mystery series by Carolyn Haines. Book club participants are invited to read any one of the mysteries in the series.

Broke, unmarried, haunted by the nagging ghost of great-great-grandmother's nanny, and about to lose the family plantation, Sarah Booth is in no condition to fall in love and investigate a murder, but she finds herself doing both. - Novelist Plus

Bailey Cove Evening: A Visit from the Goon Squad

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

A Visit from the Goon Squad is a 2011 winner of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, and is being adapted by HBO into a television series.

Bailey Cove Morning: Running the Books

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Avi Steinberg is stumped. After defecting from yeshiva to Harvard, he has only a senior thesis essay on Bugs Bunny to show for his effort. While his friends and classmates advance in the world, he remains stuck at a crossroads, unable to meet the lofty expectations of his Orthodox Jewish upbringing. And his romantic existence as a freelance obituary writer just isn’t cutting it. Seeking direction-and dental insurance-Steinberg takes a job as a librarian in a tough Boston prison.

Bailey Cove Morning: Cutting for Stone

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution.   Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles-and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.

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