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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm

Light in August

By William Faulkner

Faulkner’s novel about hopeful perseverance in the face of mortality features some of his most memorable characters: guileless, dauntless Lena Grove, in search of the father of her unborn child; Reverend Gail Hightower, who is plagued by visions of Confederate horsemen; and Joe Christmas, a desperate, enigmatic drifter consumed by his mixed ancestry. The group will discuss this book over two meetings.

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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm

German Novellas

Michael Kohlhaas by Heinrich Von Kleist & Lenz by Georg Büchner

The World Literature group will discuss two iconic German novellas, Michael Kohlhaas by Heinrich Von Kleist, and Lenz by Georg Büchner.

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Book Group Meetings - Non-Fiction Book Group - Online
Friday, August 05, 2016 (All day) to 12:00am

Virginia Woolf: An Inner Life

By Julia Briggs

Julia Briggs puts writing at the center of Woolf’s life, reads that life through her work, and mines the novels themselves to create a compelling new form of biography. Analyzing Woolf’s own commen­tary on the creative process through her letters, diaries, and essays, Julia Briggs has produced a book that is a convincing, moving portrait of an artist, as well as a profound meditation on the nature of creativity.

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Book Group Meetings - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, August 08, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Murder on Fifth Avenue

By Michael Jahn

Captain Bill Donovan is eagerly awaiting the birth of his first child, enjoying a well-deserved partial leave from the danger and mayhem of the big city. But more dangerous matters are afoot, and when a high-society Manhattanite is shot and killed while shopping for jewels at Sarkana with his fiancee, Donovan is drawn, quite unwillingly, into the most bizarre murder case of his career...

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Book Group Meetings - Graphic Novel Reading Group
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

City of Clowns

By Daniel Alarcón

Oscar “Chino” Uribe is a young Peruvian journalist for a local tabloid paper. After the recent death of his philandering father, he must confront the idea of his father’s other family, and how much of his own identity has been shaped by his father’s murky morals. At the same time, he begins to chronicle the life of street clowns, sad characters who populate the violent and corrupt city streets of Lima, and is drawn into their haunting, fantastical world.

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Book Group Meetings - Virginia Woolf Readers’ Group
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Night and Day

By Virginia Woolf

Join fellow members to discuss Virginia Woolf's immaculately-observed social comedy that explores the boundaries between personal freedom and the demands of love.

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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm

The Door

By Magda Szabó

The Door is an unsettling exploration of the relationship between two very different women who become dependent upon one anpother, sharing a complex kind of love — until one of the women's long-sought success as a writer leads to a devastating revelation.

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Book Group Meetings - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Saturday Morning Murder

By Batya Gur

"With sly, affectionate humor and acute insight, this flawless mystery by an Israeli literature professor traces the parallel processes of police detection and psychoanalysis. A complex, fully satisfying resolution wraps up this masterful American debut." (Publishers Weekly)

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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm

The Door

By Magda Szabó

The Door is an unsettling exploration of the relationship between two very different women who become dependent upon one anpother, sharing a complex kind of love — until one of the women's long-sought success as a writer leads to a devastating revelation.

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Book Group Meetings - Virginia Woolf Readers’ Group
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

To The Lighthouse

By Virginia Woolf

“Radiant as [To the Lighthouse] is in its beauty, there could never be a mistake about it: here is a novel to the last degree severe and uncompromising. I think that beyond being about the very nature of reality, it is itself a vision of reality,” said Eudora Welty of this novel which explores the complex tensions and allegiances of family life.

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World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 6:45pm
By William Faulkner
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World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - 6:45pm
Michael Kohlhaas by Heinrich Von Kleist & Lenz by Georg Büchner
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Book Group Meetings, Non-Fiction Book Group - Online
Friday, August 05, 2016 (All day)
By Julia Briggs
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Book Group Meetings, Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, August 08, 2016 - 12:00pm
By Michael Jahn
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Book Group Meetings, Graphic Novel Reading Group
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 12:00pm
By Daniel Alarcón
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Book Group Meetings, Virginia Woolf Readers’ Group
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 5:30pm
By Virginia Woolf
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World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 6:45pm
By Magda Szabó
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Book Group Meetings, Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 12:00pm
By Batya Gur
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World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 6:45pm
By Magda Szabó
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Book Group Meetings, Virginia Woolf Readers’ Group
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 5:30pm
By Virginia Woolf
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