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Read the Movie!: Dear John

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Monday, May 10, 2010 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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John Sparks
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Dear John

An angry rebel, John dropped out of school and enlisted in the Army, not knowing what else to do with his life--until he meets the girl of his dreams, Savannah. Their mutual attraction quickly grows into the kind of love that leaves Savannah waiting for John to finish his tour of duty, and John wanting to settle down with the woman who captured his heart. But 9/11 changes everything. John feels it is his duty to re-enlist. And sadly, the long separation finds Savannah falling in love with someone else. "Dear John," the letter read...and with those two words, a heart was broken and two lives were changed forever. Returning home, John must come to grips with the fact that Savannah, now married, is still his true love--and face the hardest decision of his life. Read more about Read the Movie!: Dear John

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Read the Movie: Shutter Island

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Monday, March 8, 2010 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Dennis Lehane
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Shutter Island

In the "New York Times" bestseller "Shutter Island," Lehane delivers an arresting thriller in which two U.S. Marshals hunting for an escaped mental patient unveil a nightmare world of CIA drug trials and repressive mind control. Read more about Read the Movie: Shutter Island

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Read the Movie!: The Reader

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Monday, February 8, 2010 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Author: 
Bernhard Schlink
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The Reader

When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover—then she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. As he watches her refuse to defend her innocence, Michael gradually realizes that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder. Read more about Read the Movie!: The Reader

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Read the Movie: The Lovely Bones

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Monday, January 11, 2010 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Alice Sebold
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The Lovely Bones

On her way home from school on a snowy December day in 1973, 14-year-old Susie Salmon ("like the fish") is lured into a makeshift underground den in a cornfield and brutally raped and murdered, the latest victim of a serial killer--the man she knew as her neighbor, Mr. Harvey. Read more about Read the Movie: The Lovely Bones

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Read the Movie! - Defiance: The Bielski Partisans

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Monday, November 9, 2009 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Nechama Tec
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Defiance: The Bielski Partisans

The story of Jewish partisans who fought the Germans from their base in the Nalibocka Forest in Belorussia. Their leader, Tuvia Bielski, was an uneducated man who--though he had lost his family to the Germans--put efforts to preserve the lives of Jews above revenge. The partisans worked to rescue Jews in hiding and to smuggle Jews out of nearby ghettos, but also to punish Jewish collaborators. By the end of the war, Bielski had gathered more than 1200 Jews of all ages into the forest. That they suffered a loss of "only" 5% is remarkable, given that their refuge was virtually surrounded by Germans. Read more about Read the Movie! - Defiance: The Bielski Partisans

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Read the Movie! - Revolutionary Road

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Monday, October 12, 2009 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Richard Yates
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Revolutionary Road

In the hopeful 1950s, Frank and April Wheeler appear to be a model couple: bright, beautiful, talented, with two young children and a starter home in the suburbs. Perhaps they married too young and started a family too early. Maybe Frank's job is dull. And April never saw herself as a housewife. Yet they have always lived on the assumption that greatness is only just around the corner. But now that certainty is about to crumble. Read more about Read the Movie! - Revolutionary Road

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Read the Movie! - The Time Traveler's Wife

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Monday, September 14, 2009 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Audrey Niffenegger
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The Time Traveler's Wife

This clever and inventive tale works on three levels: as an intriguing science fiction concept, a realistic character study and a touching love story. Henry De Tamble is a Chicago librarian with "Chrono Displacement" disorder; at random times, he suddenly disappears without warning and finds himself in the past or future, usually at a time or place of importance in his life. This leads to some wonderful paradoxes. From his point of view, he first met his wife, Clare, when he was 28 and she was 20. She ran up to him exclaiming that she'd known him all her life. He, however, had never seen her before. But when he reaches his 40s, already married to Clare, he suddenly finds himself time travelling to Clare's childhood and meeting her as a six-year-old. The book alternates between Henry and Clare's points of view, and so does the narration. Read more about Read the Movie! - The Time Traveler's Wife

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Read the Movie! - My Sister's Keeper

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Monday, June 8, 2009 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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Author: 
Jodi Picoult
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My Sister's Keeper

Imagine that you were conceived to be the donor of bone marrow and platelets for your older sister, who has a rare form of cancer. Imagine what it would be like to grow up in a family where everyone is constantly aware of one child's deadly illness, so that all decisions must be filtered through what will work for her treatment or her most recent medical emergency. How can a 12-year-old decide against donating a kidney to her older sister? Read more about Read the Movie! - My Sister's Keeper

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Read the Movie! - The Soloist

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Monday, May 11, 2009 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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Steve Lopez
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The Soloist

The true story of Nathaniel Ayers, a musician who becomes schizophrenic and homeless, and his friendship with Steve Lopez, the Los Angeles columnist who discovers and writes about him in the newspaper. Film released April 24, 2009. Read more about Read the Movie! - The Soloist

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Read the Movie! - Angels and Demons

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Monday, April 13, 2009 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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Author: 
Dan Brown
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Angels and Demons

An ancient secret brotherhood. A devastating new weapon of destruction. An unthinkable target. When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to his first assignment to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol -- seared into the chest of a murdered physicist -- he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati...the most powerful underground organization ever to walk the earth. The Illuminati has now surfaced to carry out the final phase of its legendary vendetta against its most hated enemy -- the Catholic Church. Movie released May 15, 2009. Read more about Read the Movie! - Angels and Demons

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