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Saved by the Bell Jar: Rosie Project

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 7:00pm
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1476729085
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Author: 
Graeme Simsion
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The Rosie Project

Don Tillman, a professor of genetics, sets up a project designed to find him the perfect wife, starting with a questionnaire that has to be adjusted a little as he goes along. Then he meets Rosie, who is everything he's not looking for in a wife, but she ends up his friend as he helps her try and find her biological father. Read more about Saved by the Bell Jar: Rosie Project

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**Special Date** Saved by the Bell Jar: My Salinger Year

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 7:00pm
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ISBN: 
9780307958006
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Author: 
Joanna Smith Rakoff
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My Salinger Year

Poignant, keenly observed, and irresistibly funny: a memoir about literary New York in the late nineties, a pre-digital world on the cusp of vanishing, where a young woman finds herself entangled with one of the last great figures of the century. For more information please contact Julia Hendon at 256-881-0257 or jhendon@hmcpl.org. We meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Angel's Island Coffee. Read more about **Special Date** Saved by the Bell Jar: My Salinger Year

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**Special Date** Saved by the Bell Jar: What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 7:00pm
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ISBN: 
9780804137607
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Author: 
Kristin Newman
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What I was doing while you were breeding

Kristin Newman spent much of her twenties and thirties buying dresses to wear to her friends' weddings and baby showers. Not ready to settle down and in need of an escape from her fast-paced job as a sitcom writer, Kristin instead traveled the world, often alone, for several weeks each year. In addition to falling madly in love with the planet, Kristin fell for many attractive locals, men who could provide the emotional connection she wanted without costing her the freedom she desperately needed. For more information please contact Julia Hendon at 256-881-0257 or jhendon@hmcpl.org. We meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Angel's Island Coffee. Read more about **Special Date** Saved by the Bell Jar: What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding

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Saved by the Bell Jar: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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ISBN: 
9780307886262
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Author: 
Mindy Kaling
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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me

Kaling shares her observations, fears, and opinions about a wide-ranging list of the topics she thinks about the most. From her favorite types of guys to life in the "The Office" writers' room, her book is full of personal stories and laugh-out-loud philosophies. Meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Angel's Island Coffee. For more information please contact Julia Hendon at 256-881-0257 or jhendon@hmcpl.org. Read more about Saved by the Bell Jar: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me

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Saved by the Bell Jar: One More Thing

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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ISBN: 
9780385351836
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Author: 
B. J. Novak
Title: 
One More Thing

B.J. Novak's One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories is an endlessly entertaining, surprisingly sensitive, and startlingly original debut that signals the arrival of a brilliant new voice in American fiction. A boy wins a $100,000 prize in a box of Frosted Flakes--only to discover how claiming the winnings might unravel his family. A woman sets out to seduce motivational speaker Tony Robbins--turning for help to the famed motivator himself. A new arrival in Heaven, overwhelmed with options, procrastinates over a long-ago promise to visit his grandmother. We also meet Sophia, the first artificially intelligent being capable of love, who falls for a man who might not be ready for it himself; a vengeance-minded hare, obsessed with scoring a rematch against the tortoise who ruined his life; and post-college friends who try to figure out how to host an intervention in the era of Facebook. Along the way, we learn why wearing a red T-shirt every day is the key to finding love, how February got its name, and why the stock market is sometimes just down. Finding inspiration in questions from the nature of perfection to the icing on carrot cake, One More Thing has at its heart the most human of phenomena: love, fear, hope, ambition, and the inner stirring for the one elusive element that might just make a person complete. Across a dazzling range of subjects, themes, tones, and narrative voices, the many pieces in this collection are like nothing else, but they have one thing in common: they share the playful humor, deep heart, sharp eye, inquisitive mind, and altogether electrifying spirit of a writer with a fierce devotion to the entertainment of the reader. 

Meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Angel's Island Coffee. For more information please contact Julia Hendon at 256-881-0257 or jhendon@hmcpl.org. Read more about Saved by the Bell Jar: One More Thing

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Saved by the Bell Jar: The Power of Habit

Date: 
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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ISBN: 
9781400069286
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Author: 
Charles Duhigg
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The Power of Habit

Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed.

 

Meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Angel's Island Coffee.  For more information please contact Julia Hendon at 256-881-0257 or jhendon@hmcpl.org. Read more about Saved by the Bell Jar: The Power of Habit

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