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Bailey Cove Morning: Bee Season

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Myla Goldberg
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Bee Season

Nine-year-old Eliza Naumann feels like the dullest resident of a house full of intellectuals--her older brother, Aaron, is an overachiever; her mother, Miriam, is a lawyer; and her father, Saul, is a self-taught scholar and a cantor at the community synagogue. She surprises herself and the rest of the Naumanns when she discovers a rare aptitude for spelling, winning her school and district bees with a surreal surge of mystical insight, in which letters seem to take on a life of their own. Read more about Bailey Cove Morning: Bee Season

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Bailey Cove Morning: The Maltese Falcon

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Tuesday, April 8, 2008 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Author: 
Dashiell Hammett
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The Maltese Falcon

Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded by police when his partner is killed while tailing a man. The woman who asked his partner to follow the man turns out to be someone who is not what she says she is, and is really involved in something to do with the 'Maltese Falcon', a gold-encrusted life-sized statue of a falcon, the only one of its kind. This event is part of The Big Read 2008. Read more about Bailey Cove Morning: The Maltese Falcon

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Bailey Cove Morning: The Reluctant Fundamentalist

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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Author: 
Mohsin Hamid
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The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Changez is living an immigrant's dream of America. At the top of his class at Princeton, he is snapped up by the elite "valuation" firm of Underwood Samson. He thrives on the energy of New York, and his infatuation with elegant, beautiful Erica promises entry into Manhattan society at the same exalted level once occupied by his own family back in Lahore. But in the wake of September 11, Changez finds his position in his adopted city suddenly overturned, and his budding relationship with Erica eclipsed by the reawakened ghosts of her past. And Changez's own identity is in seismic shift as well, unearthing allegiances more fundamental than money, power, and maybe even love. Read more about Bailey Cove Morning: The Reluctant Fundamentalist

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Bailey Cove Morning: A Thousand Splendid Suns

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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Khaled Hosseini
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A Thousand Splendid Suns

Set like its predecessor in war-torn Afghanistan, A Thousand Splendid Suns uses that tumultuous backdrop to render the heroic plight of two women of different generations married to the same savagely abusive male. Born out of wedlock, Mariam was forced to marry 40-year-old Rasheed when she was only 15. Then, 18 years later, her still childless husband angrily takes an even younger wife. Read more about Bailey Cove Morning: A Thousand Splendid Suns

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Bailey Cove Morning: Memory Keeper's Daughter

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Author: 
Kim Edwards
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Memory Keeper's Daughter

On a winter night in 1964, Dr. David Henry is forced by a blizzard to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy. Yet when his daughter is born, he sees immediately that she has Down's Syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split-second decision that will alter all of their lives forever. He asks his nurse to take the baby away to an institution and never to reveal the secret. Read more about Bailey Cove Morning: Memory Keeper's Daughter

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Bailey Cove Morning: Water for Elephants

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Sara Gruen
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Water for Elephants

Life is good for Jacob Jankowski. He's about to graduate from veterinary school and about to bed the girl of his dreams. Then his parents are killed in a car crash, leaving him in the middle of the Great Depression with no home, no family, and no career. Almost by accident, Jacob joins the circus. There he falls in love with the beautiful performer Marlena, who is married to the circus' psychotic animal trainer. He also meets the other love of his life, Rosie the elephant. This lushly romantic novel travels back in forth in time between Jacob's present day in a nursing home and his adventures in the surprisingly harsh world of 1930s circuses. Read more about Bailey Cove Morning: Water for Elephants

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Bailey Cove Morning: gods in Alabama

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Tuesday, August 9, 2005 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Joshilyn Jackson
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gods in Alabama

When Arlene Fleet heads up north for college, she makes three promises to God: She will stop fornicating with every boy who crosses her path; never tell another lie; and never, ever go back to the "fourth rack of hell," her hometown of Possett, Alabama. All she wants from Him is one little miracle: make sure the body is never found. Read more about Bailey Cove Morning: gods in Alabama

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Bailey Cove Morning: Saturday

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Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Author: 
Ian McEwan
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Saturday

In the predawn sky on a Saturday morning, London neurosurgeon Henry Perowne sees a plane with a wing afire streaking toward Heathrow. His first thought is terrorism--especially since this is the day of a public demonstration against the pending Iraq war. Eventually, danger to Perowne and his family will come from another source, but the plane turns out to be a harbinger of a world forever changed. Read more about Bailey Cove Morning: Saturday

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Bailey Cove Morning: My Heart May Be Broken, but My Hair Still Looks Great

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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Dixie Cash
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My Heart May Be Broken, but My Hair Still Looks Great

Debbie Sue and her pal, Edwina, run the Styling Station and their detective agency, the Domestic Equalizers. When they become knee-deep in the muck of a horse-thievin' and husband cheatin' escapade, hair will still be styled, and casseroles will burn, but creeps will be brought to justice.
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Bailey Cove Morning: Memoirs of a Geisha

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Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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Author: 
Arthur Golden
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Memoirs of a Geisha

The life of a famous Kyoto geisha--from her painful apprenticeship in the early 1930s through the years of her prime and her later career in Manhattan--is rendered with stunning clarity in this fully imagined first novel. Read more about Bailey Cove Morning: Memoirs of a Geisha

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