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The Passion
by Jeanette Winterson

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Henri works in Napoleon Bonaparte’s kitchen posted in Russia during a miserable winter where disease infiltrates soldiers of the camp. Villanelle is Venetian who dresses as a man at night to gamble in casinos of Venice. The two meet in a story that the Sunday Times called “As moving and funny as it is skilful, and reflects the author’s formidable appetite for life.” Author Jeanette Winterson won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize in 1987 for The Passion.

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Dec 19 - 6:30pm

Signs Preceding the End of the World
by Yuri Herrera

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Jan 2 - 6:30pm

The Same Sea
by Amos Oz

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Jan 14 - 12:00pm

Death of an Englishman
by Magdalen Nabb

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Jan 16 - 6:30pm

by Vladimir Nabokov

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Feb 6 - 6:30pm

by John Williams

Brown Bag Mystery Readers
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Feb 11 - 12:00pm

The Man Who Watched the Trains Go By
by George Simenon