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Book Group Meetings, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, September 04, 2019 - 6:30pm
by Henry James
Members Only; Free
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Book Group Meetings, Club Events, Fast Fridays
Friday, September 06, 2019 - 12:00pm
by Lucia Berlin
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Book Group Meetings, Brown Bag Mystery Readers, Club Events
Monday, September 09, 2019 - 12:00pm
by Walter Mosley
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Book Group Meetings, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 6:30pm
by Bohumil Hrabal
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detail of New York Movie by Edward Hopper
Book Group Meetings, Club Events, Fast Fridays
Friday, October 04, 2019 - 12:00pm
by Joe R. Lansdale
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Book Group Meetings, Brown Bag Mystery Readers, Club Events
Monday, October 07, 2019 - 12:00pm
by Bill Pronzini
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photograph of Toni Morrison
Book Group Meetings, Club Events
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 12:00pm
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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discuss-the-life-and-work-of-toni-morrison-home-registration-70325444297
Book Group Meetings, Club Events, Fast Fridays
Friday, November 01, 2019 - 12:00pm
by Annie Proulx
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Book Group Meetings, Brown Bag Mystery Readers, Club Events
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 12:00pm
by Colin Dexter
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Book Group Meetings, Club Events, Fast Fridays
Friday, December 06, 2019 - 12:00pm
by Mary Gaitskill
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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, September 04, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

What Maisie Knew

by Henry James

Told through a child's-eye view, Henry James' experimental 1897 novel is a study of how querulous relationships between irresponsible parties exploit innocent bystanders.

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Book Group Meetings - Fast Fridays
Friday, September 06, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

"Sombra"

by Lucia Berlin

In "Sombra," Lucia Berlin vividly illustrates the spectacle of a bullfight that "feels like the World Series" and leads the reader into a shocking twist.

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Book Group Meetings - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, September 09, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Down the River Unto the Sea

by Walter Mosley

Joe King Oliver was one of NYPD's finest until he was framed by department insiders and sent to Rikers. A fishy letter addressed to King turns up ten years later while King is a private eye. A woman admits she was paid to frame King. Will King, with help from his teenage daughter, solve his own mystery and expose corruption leading to police killings?

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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Too Loud a Solitude

by Bohumil Hrabal

This work celebrates the indestructibility of ideas and the power of the written word.

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Book Group Meetings - Fast Fridays
Friday, October 04, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

"The Projectionist"

by Joe R. Lansdale

"The Projectionist" is a short story by Joe R. Lansdale based on the 1939 painting New York Movie by Edward Hopper.

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Book Group Meetings - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, October 07, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Snatch

by Bill Pronzini

Untrusting of the San Francisco Police Department, financier Louis Marinetti's hires a private eye to find his missing nine-year-old. When a briefcase containing $300,000 in ransom is snatched from a secluded location, chaos erupts.

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Book Group Meetings -
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Discuss the Life and Work of Toni Morrison: Home

Join fellow members in a discussion of Morrison's 2012 novel, Home

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Book Group Meetings - Fast Fridays
Friday, November 01, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

"Wamsutter Wolf"

by Annie Proulx

Unhappy with Denver, Buddy Millar moves back to his parents' house only to have the place burglarized under his watch. Buddy decides to move to Wamsutter, a depressed red-dirt trailer park town in Wyoming. Unruly dogs introduce his new neighbors Cheri and her husband, Raze Wham, who turns out to be Buddy's sociopathic bully from high school. When Buddy intervenes in a domestic incident involving the couple's children, Cheri and Buddy grow entangled in a complicated relationship.

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Book Group Meetings - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Jewel That Was Ours

by Colin Dexter

Inspector Morse is on the case at Oxford's luxurious Randolph Hotel. An American tourist dies and a priceless jewel bequeathed to the Ashmolean Museum by her late husband is missing from her hotel room. Quirky and sophisticated, the Jewel That Was Ours is a mystery for readers who love to solve puzzles.

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Book Group Meetings - Fast Fridays
Friday, December 06, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

"Acceptance Journey"

by Mary Gaitskill

Gaitskill's short story "Acceptance Journey" focuses on what the author calls "liminal states," where you "never know what will happen."

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