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Book Group Meetings, World Literature
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 6:30pm
by Yuri Herrera
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Book Group Meetings, World Literature
Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 6:30pm
by Amos Oz
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Brown Bag Mystery Readers, Book Group Meetings
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 12:00pm
by Magdalen Nabb
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Book Group Meetings, World Literature
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 6:30pm
by Vladimir Nabokov
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Book Group Meetings, World Literature
Wednesday, February 06, 2019 - 6:30pm
by John Williams
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Brown Bag Mystery Readers, Book Group Meetings
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 12:00pm
by George Simenon
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Book Group Meetings, World Literature
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 6:30pm
by William Shakespeare
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Book Group Meetings, World Literature
Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 6:30pm
by Elizabeth Hardwick
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Brown Bag Mystery Readers, Book Group Meetings
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 12:00pm
by Hakan Nesser
Members Only; Free
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Book Group Meetings, World Literature
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 6:30pm
by Machado de Assis
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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Signs Preceding the End of the World

by Yuri Herrera

Makina journeys from Mexico to the US to search for her brother and deliver a message.

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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

The Same Sea

by Amos Oz

Translated from Hebrew to English in 2001 by Nicholas de Lange, The Same Sea by Amos Oz utilizes both prose and poetry to tell the story of Albert, who wanders the mountains of Tibet after the death of his wife.

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Book Group Meetings - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Death of an Englishman

by Magdalen Nabb

Near the Santa Trinita bridge in the city of Florence, a well-respected Englishman is found shot in his flat. Scotland Yard sends two officers to help Italian police solve the crime, but it may be the quiet Marshal Guarnaccia who put the pieces together.

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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Pnin

by Vladimir Nabokov

A Russian-born assistant professor charmingly fumbles through life as if to mock life itself.

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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, February 06, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Stoner

by John Williams

Stoner is a Missouri farm boy who attends university to study agriculture on the advice from a county agent. His academic career takes an unexpected twist when he discovers literature.

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Book Group Meetings - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Man Who Watched the Trains Go By

by George Simenon

An honest and straightforward Dutch bookkeeper, Kees Popinga, learns that the trading company he has faithfully served for nearly twenty years is cooking the books. In an uncharacteristic sequence of events, Kees steals a briefcase of money, along with a ticket and directions to meet a woman in Paris, Michele Rozier, at the center of the embezzlement.

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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Winter's Tale

by William Shakespeare

Defined by modern critics as either pastoral, romance, comedy or tragedy, visit the World Literature book group to discuss this work of a master playwright.

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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Sleepless Nights

by Elizabeth Hardwick

Although a work of fiction, Hardwick’s Sleepless Nights reads like a memoir, the protagonist shares the name of its author.

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Book Group Meetings - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Borkmann’s Point

by Hakan Nesser

While on holiday in the coastal village of Kaalbringen, Inspector Van Veeteren Kaalbringen is recruited by local law enforcement to help solve two ax murders. Soon after, Inspector Veeteren’s young colleague disappears, and the search to identify the killer intensifies.

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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Dom Casmurro

by Machado de Assis

Machado de Assis’ 1899 fictional memoir Dom Casmurro is a celebrated work of Brazilian realism.

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