Bailey Cove Branch Library

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Ender's Game

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Aliens have attacked Earth twice and almost destroyed the human species. To make sure humans win the next encounter, the world government has taken to breeding military geniuses -- and then training them in the arts of war... The early training, not surprisingly, takes the form of 'games'... Ender Wiggin is a genius among geniuses; he wins all the games... He is smart enough to know that time is running out. But is he smart enough to save the planet?

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Startide Rising

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Terran exploration vessel Streaker has crashed on the uncharted water world of Kithrup, bearing one of the most important discoveries in galactic history. Below, a handful of her human and dolphin crew battles a hostile planet to safeguard her secret--the fate of the Progenitors.

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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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