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Bailey Cove Morning: American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Jon Meacham
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American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

Join us to discuss this Pulitzer Prize winning book by this year's HMCPL Vive le Livre speaker, Jon Meacham! http://huntsvillelibraryfoundation.org/ A thought-provoking study of Andrew Jackson chronicles the life and career of a self-made man who went on to become a military hero and seventh president of the United States, critically analyzing Jackson's seminal role during a turbulent era in history, the political crises and personal upheaval that surrounded him, and his legacy for the modern presidency. Read more about Bailey Cove Morning: American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

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Groundbreaking Reads: The Tiger's Wife

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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Téa Obreht
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The Tiger's Wife

Struggling to understand why her beloved grandfather left his family to die alone in a field hospital far from home, a young doctor in a war-torn Balkan country takes over her grandfather's search for a mythical ageless vagabond while referring to a worn copy of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book." Read more about Groundbreaking Reads: The Tiger's Wife

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Bailey Cove Morning: The Sense of an Ending

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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9780224094153
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Julian Barnes
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The Sense of an Ending

Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Maybe Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they all swore to stay friends for life. Now Tony is in middle age. He's had a career and a single marriage, a calm divorce. He's certainly never tried to hurt anybody. Memory, though, is imperfect. It can always throw up surprises, as a lawyer's letter is about to prove. Read more about Bailey Cove Morning: The Sense of an Ending

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Bailey Cove Morning: The Night Circus

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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Erin Morgenstern
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The Night Circus

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Cirque des Rêves and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway - a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love - a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands. True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead. Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart. Read more about Bailey Cove Morning: The Night Circus

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Bailey Cove Morning: A Gathering of Old Men

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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Ernest Gaines
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A Gathering of Old Men

Join us as we discuss the 2012 Community Read selection, A Gathering of Old Men, by Ernest Gaines. Set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation in the 1970s, A Gathering of Old Men is a powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a black man. "Poignant, powerful, earthy...a novel of Southern racial confrontation in which a group of elderly black men band together against whites who seek vengeance for the murder of one of their own."-- Booklist "A fine novel...there is a denouement that will shock and move readers as much as it does the characters."-- Philadelphia Inquirer Read more about Bailey Cove Morning: A Gathering of Old Men

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Bailey Cove Morning: Room

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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9780316098335
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Emma Donoghue
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Room

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son's bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work. Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, ROOM is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from one world to another. Read more about Bailey Cove Morning: Room

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Bailey Cove Morning: State of Wonder

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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9780062049803
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Ann Patchett
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State of Wonder

Award-winning "New York Times"-bestselling author Patchett ("Bel Canto, The Magician's Assistant") returns with a provocative novel of morality and miracles, science and sacrifice set in the Amazon rainforest--a gripping adventure story and a profound look at the difficult choices we make in the name of discovery and love. Read more about Bailey Cove Morning: State of Wonder

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Bailey Cove Morning: Running the Books

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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9780385529099
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Avi Steinberg
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Running the Books : the Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian

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.   The prison library counter, his new post, attracts con men, minor prophets, ghosts, and an assortment of quirky regulars searching for the perfect book and a connection to the outside world. There’s an anxious pimp who solicits Steinberg’s help in writing a memoir. A passionate gangster who dreams of hosting a cooking show titled Thug Sizzle . A disgruntled officer who instigates a major feud over a Post-it note. A doomed ex-stripper who asks Steinberg to orchestrate a reunion with her estranged son, himself an inmate. Over time, Steinberg is drawn into the accidental community of outcasts that has formed among his bookshelves - a drama he recounts with heartbreak and humor. But when the struggles of the prison library - between life and death, love and loyalty - become personal, Steinberg is forced to take sides. Running the Books is a trenchant exploration of prison culture and an entertaining tale of one young man’s earnest attempt to find his place in the world while trying not to get fired in the process.  From the Hardcover edition. Read more about Bailey Cove Morning: Running the Books

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Bailey Cove Morning: Cutting for Stone

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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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. 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. Read more about Bailey Cove Morning: Cutting for Stone

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Bailey Cove Morning: Bitter in the Mouth

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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Monique Truong
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Bitter in the Mouth

Linda Hammerick has a special yet burdensome gift-she experiences words as tastes. Linda's boyfriends' names, for example, remind her of orange sherbet and parsnips; her own name is mint-flavored. Depending on the speaker, listening, for Linda, can be delicious or distasteful. In the first part of the book, Linda interacts with her family: she dances with her eccentric uncle Baby Harper, whose sing-song voice limits her "tasting his words"; she faced off with her acerbic grandmother, Iris; deals with her adored father, Thomas, and her unsympathetic mother, Deanne, whose infatuation with a neighborhood boy leaves Linda vulnerable to his predatory advances. Woven into Linda's story is the history of her home state, North Carolina-slaveholding days, the first airplane flight, and local Indian lore. But when a sudden tragedy brings Linda back home from New York City, she finds answers to a life that has been made up of half-finished sentences, as the secret of her origins and the clandestine histories of those around her are revealed one by one. Truong's (Book of Salt) mesmerizing prose beautifully captures Linda's taste-saturated world, and her portrait of a broken family's secretive pockets and genuine moments of connection is affecting. (Aug) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. Read more about Bailey Cove Morning: Bitter in the Mouth

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