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Bailey Cove Evening: Into the Wild

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Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Jon Krakauer
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Into the Wild

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
After graduating from college, Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, gave away his savings and hitchhiked to Alaska, where he went to live in the wilderness. Four months later, he turned up dead. His diary, letters and two notes found at a remote campsite tell of his desperate effort to survive.
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Bailey Cove Evening: The Abstinence Teacher

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Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Tom Perrotta
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The Abstinence Teacher

The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta
Ruth Ramsey is the human sexuality teacher at the local high school. She believes that "pleasure is good, shame is bad, and knowledge is power." Ruth's daughter's soccer coach is Tim Mason, a former stoner and rocker whose response to hitting rock bottom was to reach out and be saved. Tim belongs to the Tabernacle, an evangelical Christian church that doesn't approve of Ruth's style of teaching and makes her the focus of a very public crusade. And Ruth, in turn, doesn't applaud the Tabernacle's mission to take its message outside its doors. But when a controversy on the soccer field pushes the two of them to actually talk, they are forced to look beyond their first impressions.
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Bailey Cove Evening: Survival of the Sickest

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Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Sharon Moalem
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Survival of the Sickest

Survival of the Sickest by Sharon Moalem
Was diabetes evolution's response to the last Ice Age? Did a deadly genetic disease help our ancestors survive the bubonic plagues of Europe? Will a visit to the tanning salon help lower your cholesterol? Dr. Sharon Moalem turns our current understanding of illness on its head and challenges us to fundamentally change the way we think about our bodies, our health, and our relationship to just about every other living thing on earth, from plants and animals to insects and bacteria. [check the catalog] Read more about Bailey Cove Evening: Survival of the Sickest

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Bailey Cove Evening - The Right Stuff

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Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Tom Wolfe
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The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
Tom Wolfe began The Right Stuff at a time when it was unfashionable to contemplate American heroism. Nixon had left the White House in disgrace, the nation was reeling from the catastrophe of Vietnam, and in 1979--the year the book appeared--Americans were being held hostage by Iranian militants. Yet it was exactly the anachronistic courage of his subjects that captivated Wolfe. In his foreword, he notes that as late as 1970, almost one in four career Navy pilots died in accidents. "The Right Stuff," he explains, "became a story of why men were willing--willing?--delighted!--to take on such odds in this, an era literary people had long since characterized as the age of the anti-hero." A 'Fit For Life' event. [check the catalog] Read more about Bailey Cove Evening - The Right Stuff

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Bailey Cove Evening - Mozart's Brain and the Fighter Pilot

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Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Richard Restak
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Mozart's Brain and the Fighter Pilot

Mozart's Brain and the Fighter Pilot by Richard Restak
"Most of us would like to be smarter," asserts Restak, neuropsychiatrist and clinical professor of neurology at George Washington University Medical Center. Restak claims that improving cognition is the answer. In accessible science-teacher style, Restak delineates the brain's attributes, from its weight (three pounds) to the number of nerve cells (100 billion) and its infinity of synapses, explaining what aids communication, informs memory and so forth. A 'Fit For Life' event. [check the catalog] Read more about Bailey Cove Evening - Mozart's Brain and the Fighter Pilot

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Bailey Cove Evening: Clay's Quilt

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Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Silas House
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Clay's Quilt

Clay's Quilt by Silas House
A deep love for home suffuses this heartfelt, well-crafted debut novel set in the Kentucky hills. Clay Sizemore, a young coal miner from a big family and a small town, never doubts that he will live out his life in the place where he was born. [check the catalog] Read more about Bailey Cove Evening: Clay's Quilt

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Bailey Cove Evening: Your Inner Fish

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Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Neil Shubin
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Your Inner Fish

Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin
Fish paleontologist Shubin illuminates the subject of evolution with humor and clarity in this compelling look at how the human body evolved into its present state. [check the catalog] Read more about Bailey Cove Evening: Your Inner Fish

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Bailey Cove Evening: The Plot Against America

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Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Philip Roth
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The Plot Against America

The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
Ever the innovator, Philip Roth enters a new genre at the age of 71. This alternate history novel marks a major, but logical departure for the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. In The Plot Against America, isolationist Charles A. Lindbergh defeats incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1940 presidential election. The victory of the Lone Eagle generates successive waves of anti-Semitism, culminating in nationwide pogroms. From Newark, New Jersey, Roth's recurring character Philip and his Jewish family struggle to chisel out a safe place in this maelstrom of hatred. [check the catalog] Read more about Bailey Cove Evening: The Plot Against America

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Bailey Cove Evening: Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife

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Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Mary Roach
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Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife

Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach
This book might be best described as the logical sequel to Roach's Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. After probing autopsies, the funeral home business, and the implications of human composting, it seems only natural that the author would turn her attention to the afterlife. To learn what she can about the Other Side, she enrolls in an English school for mediums; banters with reincarnation researchers; and interviews a Duke University professor about a plan to weigh the consciousness of a leech. [check the catalog] Read more about Bailey Cove Evening: Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife

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Bailey Cove Evening: The Italian Secretary

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Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Caleb Carr
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The Italian Secretary

The Italian Secretary by Caleb Carr
Mycroft Holmes, an advisor to the ailing queen Victoria, summons his famous brother and Dr. Watson to Edinburgh to investigate the puzzling murders of two of the Queen's aides. Because the men had been working on the renovation of the royal palace of Holyrood, Sherlock recounts to Watson the story of David Rizzio, "the Italian secretary" who had been butchered by supporters of Queen Elizabeth in front of Mary, Queen of Scots, in Holyrood. Using the spectral history of the Italian secretary and making some pragmatic deductions, the duo close on the killers' deadly plot against the royal family. [check the catalog] Read more about Bailey Cove Evening: The Italian Secretary

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