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Madison Murder Mystery Ink - Last Days

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Brian Evenson
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Last Days

Intense and profoundly unsettling, Evenson's "Last Days" is a down-the-rabbit-hole detective novel set in an underground religious cult. The story follows Kline, a brutally dismembered detective forcibly recruited to solve a murder inside the cult. As Kline becomes more deeply involved with the group, he begins to realize the stakes are higher than he previously thought. Attempting to find his way through a maze of lies, threats, and misinformation, Kline discovers that his survival depends on an act of sheer will. Read more about Madison Murder Mystery Ink - Last Days

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Madison Murder Mystery Ink - The Little Sleep

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Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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9780805088496
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Author: 
Paul Tremblay
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The Little Sleep

Mark Genevich is a South Boston P.I. with a little problem: he's narcoleptic, and he suffers from the most severe symptoms, including hallucinations. These waking dreams wreak havoc for a guy who depends on real-life clues to make his living. Clients haven't exactly been beating down the door when Mark meets Jennifer Times—daughter of the powerful local D.A. and a contestant on American Star—who walks into his office with an outlandish story about a man who stole her fingers. He awakes from his latest hallucination alone, but on his desk is a manila envelope containing risqué photos of Jennifer. Are the pictures real? Read more about Madison Murder Mystery Ink - The Little Sleep

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Madison Murder Mystery Ink - What the Dead Know

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Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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9780061128851
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Laura Lippman
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What the Dead Know

Baltimore County's Det. Kevin Infante investigates a hit-and-run in which the driver claims to be one of two sisters who had gone missing in 1975 and were presumed dead. Tight-lipped about what happened and where she's been, the woman is willing only to reveal bits and pieces of her story, none of which rings true to Infante, who must decide whether she is protecting herself because she's a victim or because she's a criminal. Read more about Madison Murder Mystery Ink - What the Dead Know

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PageTurners - The Zookeeper's Wife

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 12:30pm
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9780393061727
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Diane Ackerman
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The Zookeeper's Wife

The true story of how the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw--and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' villa. Jan, active in the Polish resistance, kept ammunition buried in the elephant enclosure and stashed explosives in the animal hospital. Meanwhile, Antonina kept her unusual household afloat, caring for both its human and its animal inhabitants--otters, a badger, hyena pups, lynxes--and keeping alive an atmosphere of play and innocence even as Europe crumbled around her. Read more about PageTurners - The Zookeeper's Wife

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PageTurners - The Black Swan

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Friday, October 2, 2009 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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1400063515
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Nassim Taleb
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The Black Swan

Taleb is concerned with black swans, i.e., unpredictable and improbable events that have great impact. Among the examples of these he cites are the rapid spread of the Internet and the 9/11 attacks. People endeavor to explain black swans after they occur, but they cannot do so in advance. Despite the crucial effects of these events, economists and other supposed experts in prediction fail to allow for them. Because of this failure, Taleb maintains that much business forecasting is useless.  Read more about PageTurners - The Black Swan

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PageTurners - The Lone Survivor

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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0316044695
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Marcus Lutrell
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The Lone Survivor

Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to be very close to Bin Laden with a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive. This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL fire team leader Marcus Luttrell, and the extraordinary firefight that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history.  Read more about PageTurners - The Lone Survivor

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Knit 1, Read Too! - Frankenstein

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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0141439475
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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Frankenstein

The world's most famous monster comes to life in this 1818 novel, a tale that combines Gothic romance and science fiction to tell of a young doctor's attempts to breath life into an artificial man. Despite the doctor's best intentions, the experiment goes horribly wrong. Read more about Knit 1, Read Too! - Frankenstein

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Knit 1, Read Too! - The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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0679450041
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Michael Chabon
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The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

It is New York City in 1939. Joe Kavalier, a young artist who has also been trained in the art of Houdini-esque escape, has just pulled off his greatest feat to date: smuggling himself out of Nazi-occupied Prague. He is looking to make big money, fast, so that he can bring his family to freedom. His cousin, Brooklyn's own Sammy Clay, is looking for a collaborator to create the heroes, stories, and art for the latest novelty to hit the American dreamscape: the comic book. Out of their fantasies, fears, and dreams, Joe and Sammy weave the legend of that unforgettable champion the Escapist. And inspired by the beautiful and elusive Rosa Saks, a woman who will be linked to both men by powerful ties of desire, love, and shame, they create the otherworldly mistress of the night, Luna Moth. As the shadow of Hitler falls across Europe and the world, the Golden Age of comic books has begun.  Read more about Knit 1, Read Too! - The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

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Literary Giants - Run

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Monday, August 31, 2009 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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0061340634
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Ann Patchett
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Run

Boston lawyer and ex-politician Bernard Doyle has nurtured his three sons -- Sullivan and adopted brothers Tip and Teddy -- since the death of his wife 15 years ago. Then, one snowy evening, Tip is pushed out of the way of an oncoming vehicle by a woman, herself hit and badly injured, who turns out to be the boys' birth mother and who's been watching the boys for years, along with her 11-year-old daughter, Kenya. The drama of a single day is given an unreal quality by the snow that curtails normal activity, as these vividly portrayed characters struggle with their circumstances. Read more about Literary Giants - Run

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Knit 1, Read Too! - Loving Frank

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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9780345494993
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Nancy Horan
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Loving Frank

Four years earlier, in 1903, Mamah and her husband, Edwin, had commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design a new home for them. During the construction of the house, a powerful attraction developed between Mamah and Frank, and in time the lovers, each married with children, embarked on a course that would shock Chicago society and forever change their lives. Read more about Knit 1, Read Too! - Loving Frank

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