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Eleanor Murphy ForeverYA Book Club: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Rainbow Rowell
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Fangirl

Cath struggles to survive on her own in her first year of college while avoiding a surly roommate, bonding with a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words, and worrying about her fragile father. Read more about Eleanor Murphy ForeverYA Book Club: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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Eleanor Murphy ForeverYA Book Club: Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

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Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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9780765334435
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Kendare Blake
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Antigoddess

Athena and Hermes' search for the cause of their unexpected, life-threatening illnesses leads them to Cassandra, a former prophetess, who may be key to a war started by Hera and other Olympians who have become corrupt anti-gods determined to destroy their rivals. Read more about Eleanor Murphy ForeverYA Book Club: Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

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Lovers of Lit Bookclub

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Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
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ISBN: 
9780062255655
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Author: 
Neil Gaiman
Title: 
The Ocean at the End of the Lane

A brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and terror, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman's first new novel for adults since his #1 New York Times bestseller Anansi Boys.

This bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, and memory and magic, makes the impossible all too real… Read more about Lovers of Lit Bookclub

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Russell Readers Bookclub

Date: 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
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ISBN: 
9781101627358
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Author: 
Khaled Hosseini
Title: 
And the Mountains Echoed

After his triumphant novels The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini gifts us with a poignant story of love, loss, and recovery across several families and over several generations. Like an intricately woven tapestry, And the Mountains Echoed pulls us into the lives of disparate children, men, and women in Afghanistan, France, Greece, and California, showing us how the choices they and other make resonate over decades. A masterpiece; superlative early reviews. Read more about Russell Readers Bookclub

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Lovers of Lit Bookclub

Date: 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
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ISBN: 
9780743291484
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Author: 
A.J. Jacobs
Title: 
The Year of Living Biblically

From the bestselling author of The Know-It-All comes a fascinating and timely exploration of religion and the Bible. A.J. Jacobs chronicles his hilarious and thoughtful year spent obeying―as literally as possible―the tenets of the Bible.

Raised in a secular family but increasingly interested in the relevance of faith in our modern world, A.J. Jacobs decides to dive in headfirst and attempt to obey the Bible as literally as possible for one full year. He vows to follow the Ten Commandments. To be fruitful and multiply. To love his neighbor. But also to obey the hundreds of less publicized rules: to avoid wearing clothes made of mixed fibers; to play a ten-string harp; to stone adulterers.

The resulting spiritual journey is at once funny and profound, reverent and irreverent, personal and universal and will make you see history’s most influential book with new eyes.

Jacobs’s quest transforms his life even more radically than the year spent reading the entire Encyclopedia Britannica for The Know-It-All. His beard grows so unruly that he is regularly mistaken for a member of ZZ Top. He immerses himself in prayer, tends sheep in the Israeli desert, battles idolatry, and tells the absolute truth in all situations—much to his wife’s chagrin.

Throughout the book, Jacobs also embeds himself in a cross-section of communities that take the Bible literally. He tours a Kentucky-based creationist museum and sings hymns with Pennsylvania Amish. He dances with Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn and does Scripture study with Jehovah’s Witnesses. He discovers ancient biblical wisdom of startling relevance. And he wrestles with seemingly archaic rules that baffle the twenty-first-century brain.

Jacobs’s extraordinary undertaking yields unexpected epiphanies and challenges. A book that will charm readers both secular and religious, The Year of Living Biblically is part Cliff Notes to the Bible, part memoir, and part look into worlds unimaginable. Thou shalt not be able to put it down. Read more about Lovers of Lit Bookclub

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Eleanor Murphy ForeverYA Book Club: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

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Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Catherynne M. Valente
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The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Twelve-year-old September's ordinary life in Omaha turns to adventure when a Green Wind takes her to Fairyland to retrieve a talisman the new and fickle Marquess wants from the enchanted woods. Read more about Eleanor Murphy ForeverYA Book Club: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

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Eleanor Murphy ForeverYA Book Club: Persepolis (Vol 1-4) by Marjane Satrapi

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Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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9780375714832
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Marjane Satrapi
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Persepolis

Persepolis is the story of Marjane Satrapi's childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming--both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland. Read more about Eleanor Murphy ForeverYA Book Club: Persepolis (Vol 1-4) by Marjane Satrapi

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YABC: Catching Fire

Date: 
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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ISBN: 
9780439023498
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Author: 
Suzanne Collins
Title: 
Catching Fire

Join us to create crafts, sample snacks, and discuss the book Catching Fire. Read more about YABC: Catching Fire

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Saved by the Bell Jar: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me

Date: 
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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9780307886262
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Author: 
Mindy Kaling
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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me

Kaling shares her observations, fears, and opinions about a wide-ranging list of the topics she thinks about the most. From her favorite types of guys to life in the "The Office" writers' room, her book is full of personal stories and laugh-out-loud philosophies. Meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Angel's Island Coffee. For more information please contact Julia Hendon at 256-881-0257 or jhendon@hmcpl.org. Read more about Saved by the Bell Jar: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me

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Saved by the Bell Jar: One More Thing

Date: 
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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ISBN: 
9780385351836
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Author: 
B. J. Novak
Title: 
One More Thing

B.J. Novak's One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories is an endlessly entertaining, surprisingly sensitive, and startlingly original debut that signals the arrival of a brilliant new voice in American fiction. A boy wins a $100,000 prize in a box of Frosted Flakes--only to discover how claiming the winnings might unravel his family. A woman sets out to seduce motivational speaker Tony Robbins--turning for help to the famed motivator himself. A new arrival in Heaven, overwhelmed with options, procrastinates over a long-ago promise to visit his grandmother. We also meet Sophia, the first artificially intelligent being capable of love, who falls for a man who might not be ready for it himself; a vengeance-minded hare, obsessed with scoring a rematch against the tortoise who ruined his life; and post-college friends who try to figure out how to host an intervention in the era of Facebook. Along the way, we learn why wearing a red T-shirt every day is the key to finding love, how February got its name, and why the stock market is sometimes just down. Finding inspiration in questions from the nature of perfection to the icing on carrot cake, One More Thing has at its heart the most human of phenomena: love, fear, hope, ambition, and the inner stirring for the one elusive element that might just make a person complete. Across a dazzling range of subjects, themes, tones, and narrative voices, the many pieces in this collection are like nothing else, but they have one thing in common: they share the playful humor, deep heart, sharp eye, inquisitive mind, and altogether electrifying spirit of a writer with a fierce devotion to the entertainment of the reader. 

Meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Angel's Island Coffee. For more information please contact Julia Hendon at 256-881-0257 or jhendon@hmcpl.org. Read more about Saved by the Bell Jar: One More Thing

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