Madison Public Library

Knit 1, Read Too!: The Magician's Assistant

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

A secretive magician's death becomes the catalyst for his partner's journey of self-discovery.

Knit 1, Read Too!: The Piano Teacher

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

In 1942, Englishman Will Truesdale falls headlong into a passionate relationship with Trudy Liang, a beautiful Eurasian socialite. But their affair is soon threatened by the invasion of the Japanese as World War II overwhelms their part of the world. Ten years later, Claire Pendleton comes to Hong Kong to work as a piano teacher and also begins a fateful affair. As the threads of this spellbinding novel intertwine, impossible choices emerge-between love and safety, courage and survival, the present, and above all, the past.

Knit 1, Read Too!: Cutting for Stone

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Knit 1, Read Too!: Elegance of the Hedgehog

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Knit 1, Read Too!: Children of God

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

The only member of the original mission to the planet Rakhat to return to Earth, Father Emilio Sandoz has barely begun to recover from his ordeal when the Society of Jesus calls upon him for help in preparing for another mission to Alpha Centauri. Despite his objections and fear, he cannot escape his past or the future. Old friends, new discoveries and difficult questions await Emilio as he struggles for inner peace and understanding in a moral universe whose boundaries now extend beyond the solar system and whose future lies with children born in a faraway place.

Knit 1, Read Too!: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Perhaps the best-loved nineteenth-century American novel, Mark Twain's tale of boyhood adventure overflows with comedy, warmth, and slapstick energy. It brings to life and array of irresistible characters—the awesomely self-confident Tom, his best buddy Huck Finn, indulgent Aunt Polly, and the lovely, beguiling Becky—as well as such unforgettable incidents as whitewashing a fence, swearing an oath in blood, and getting lost in a dark and labyrinthine cave. This novel is the 2010 selection for Alabama's state-wide The Big Read.

Knit 1, Read Too: The Help

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

In Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, there are lines that are not crossed. With the civil rights movement exploding all around them, three women start a movement of their own, forever changing a town and the way women--black and white, mothers and daughters--view one another.

PageTurners: Angela's Ashes

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 12:30am - 1:30pm

The McCourts began their family in poverty in Brooklyn, yet when Angela slipped into depression after the death of her only daughter (four of eight children survived), the family reversed the tide of emigration and returned to Ireland, living on public assistance in Limerick. McCourt's story is laced with the pain of extreme poverty, aggravated by an alcoholic father who abandoned the family during World War II.

Literary Giants: The Memory Keeper's Daughter

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, February 22, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Literary Giants: The Glass Castle

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, January 25, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

In The Glass Castle, Walls chronicles her upbringing at the hands of eccentric, nomadic parents--Rose Mary, her frustrated-artist mother, and Rex, her brilliant, alcoholic father. To call the elder Walls's childrearing style laissez faire would be putting it mildly. As Rose Mary and Rex, motivated by whims and paranoia, uprooted their kids time and again, the youngsters (Walls, her brother and two sisters) were left largely to their own devices.

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