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Madison Murder, Ink.: Metzger's Dog

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Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Thomas Perry
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Metzger's Dog

When Leroy "Chinese" Gordon and his friends break into a professor's lab at the University to steal pharmaceutical cocaine, they find a blueprint for throwing a large city into chaos. But how is the CIA to be persuaded to pay a suitable ransom unless someone actually uses the plan--throwing Los Angeles into chaos, for instance? Read more about Madison Murder, Ink.: Metzger's Dog

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Knit 1, Read Too!: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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0061374237
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David Wroblewski
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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose thoughtful companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar's lifelong friend and ally. But with the unexpected return of Claude, Edgar's paternal uncle, turmoil consumes the Sawtelles' once peaceful home. When Edgar's father dies suddenly, Claude insinuates himself into the life of the farm--and into Edgar's mother's affections.

Grief-stricken and bewildered, Edgar tries to prove Claude played a role in his father's death, but his plan backfires--spectacularly. Forced to flee into the vast wilderness lying beyond the farm, Edgar comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who follow him. But his need to face his father's murderer and his devotion to the Sawtelle dogs turn Edgar ever homeward. Read more about Knit 1, Read Too!: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

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Knit 1, Read Too!: Dracula

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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Bram Stoker
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Dracula

Dracula chronicles the vampire's journey from Transylvania to the nighttime streets of London. There, he searches for the blood of strong men and beautiful women while his enemies plot to rid the world of his frightful power. In it, Stoker created a new word for terror, a new myth to feed our nightmares, and a character who will outlive us all. Read more about Knit 1, Read Too!: Dracula

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

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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0151002630
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Ann Patchett
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The Magician's Assistant

A secretive magician's death becomes the catalyst for his partner's journey of self-discovery. Read more about Knit 1, Read Too!: The Magician's Assistant

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Knit 1, Read Too!: The Piano Teacher

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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Janice Y.K. Lee
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The Piano Teacher

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. Read more about Knit 1, Read Too!: The Piano Teacher

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Knit 1, Read Too!: Cutting for Stone

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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Abraham Verghese
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Cutting for Stone

Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth 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. Yet it will be love, not politics—their passion for the same woman—that will tear them apart and force Marion, fresh out of medical school, to flee his homeland. He makes his way to America, finding refuge in his work as an intern at an underfunded, overcrowded New York City hospital. When the past catches up to him—nearly destroying him—Marion must entrust his life to the two men he thought he trusted least in the world: the surgeon father who abandoned him and the brother who betrayed him. Read more about Knit 1, Read Too!: Cutting for Stone

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Knit 1, Read Too!: Elegance of the Hedgehog

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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Muriel Barberry
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Elegance of the Hedgehog

In a bourgeois apartment building in Paris, we encounter Renée, an intelligent, philosophical, and cultured concierge who masks herself as the stereotypical uneducated "super" to avoid suspicion from the building's pretentious inhabitants. Also living in the building is Paloma, the adolescent daughter of a parliamentarian, who has decided to commit suicide on her thirteenth birthday because she cannot bear to live among the rich. Although they are passing strangers, it is through Renée's observations and Paloma's journal entries that The Elegance of the Hedgehog reveals the absurd lives of the wealthy. Read more about Knit 1, Read Too!: Elegance of the Hedgehog

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Knit 1, Read Too!: Children of God

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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Mary Doria Russell
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Children of God

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. Read more about Knit 1, Read Too!: Children of God

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

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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Mark Twain
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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

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Knit 1, Read Too: The Help

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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Kathryn Stockett
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The Help

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. Read more about Knit 1, Read Too: The Help

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