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Bailey Cove Classics: Two Short Stories by Chekhov: "The Bet" and "A Boring Story"

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Monday, May 9, 2011 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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Chekhov, Anton
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Two Short Stories by Chekhov: "The Bet" and "A Boring Story"

*Please note that this meeting has been changed FROM the previous week of May 2. I hope you can join us!*

At this discussion, we will compare and contrast these two masterwork stories by Chekhov.

A copy of the short story, "The Bet", can be viewed freely here: [gutenberg.org text file] , here: [gutenberg.org HTML file], or here: [eastoftheweb.com file]

A copy of the short story, "A Dreary Story"  (or "A Boring Story"), can be viewed freely here: [gutenberg.org] , here: [gutenberg.org link #2] , here: [classicreader.com] , or here: [eastoftheweb.com file] Read more about Bailey Cove Classics: Two Short Stories by Chekhov: "The Bet" and "A Boring Story"

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Tuesday Night Book Club: Ice Bound

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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0786886994
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Jerri Nielsen
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Ice Bound : A Doctor's Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole

It was splashed across every newspaper in 1999: a woman doctor in Antarctica finds a lump in her breast and after performing her own biopsy realizes that she has a particularly aggressive form of cancer. But no planes can land during the long winter months, and she must administer her own chemotherapy. That woman was Nielsen, and this is her story of her battle with cancer and the extreme conditions of the South Pole. Alone and scared, Nielsen describes the feelings that washed over her that long winter. Part adventure story, part journal of self-discovery, her book is written in an easy-flowing narrative voice. She regales us with tales of parties like the one celebrating her 47th birthday and then horrifies us as she recounts how she e-mailed her family when she found the lump. No matter what the passage, Nielsen mesmerizes readers as she carries them along for a ride of a lifetime. Read more about Tuesday Night Book Club: Ice Bound

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Tuesday Night Book Club: The Color of Light

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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0451215117
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Karen White
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The Color of Light

Newly divorced and pregnant with her second child, Jillian Parrish seeks refuge in the South Carolina island community where she spent her childhood summers. Though Pawley's Island is the only place she feels truly at home, she is haunted by childhood memories of her parents' troubled marriage and the unsolved disappearance of her best friend, Lauren, especially when she reconnects with a friend who was implicated in the disappearance. When Grace, her precocious seven-year-old, begins to communicate with an imaginary friend named Lauren, information is revealed that will irrevocably change the lives of the island's inhabitants. Read more about Tuesday Night Book Club: The Color of Light

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Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Hogfather

Date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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0061059056
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Terry Pratchett
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Hogfather

Humorous fantasy author Terry Pratchett returns to his beloved and bestselling Discworld, a flat land of untamed imagination where all manner of oddities and absurdities take place. In his own inimitable fashion, Pratchett turns his mighty talents to satirizing the Santa Claus myth in Hogfather, where he shows us the ridiculous extent to which some will go to destroy, or preserve, the season of giving. So hop on board for another delightful and hilarious jaunt through Discworld with Terry Pratchett. Read more about Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Hogfather

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Bailey Cove Science Fiction: October Country

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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0380973871
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Author: 
Ray Bradbury
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October Country

Haunting, harrowing, and downright horrifying, this classic collection from the modern master of the fantastic features:
THE SMALL ASSASSIN: a fine, healthy baby boy was the new mother's dream come true -- or her nightmare . . .
THE EMISSARY: the faithful dog was the sick boy's only connectioin with the world outside -- and beyond . . .
THE WONDERFUL DEATH OF DUDLEY STONE: a most remarkable case of murder -- the deceased was delighted!
And more! Read more about Bailey Cove Science Fiction: October Country

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Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Feed

Date: 
Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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9780763622596
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M.T. Anderson
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Feed

For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon — a chance to party during spring break and play with some stupid low-grav at the Ricochet Lounge. But that was before the crazy hacker caused all their feeds to malfunction, sending them to the hospital to lie around with nothing inside their heads for days. And it was before Titus met Violet, a beautiful, brainy girl who has decided to fight the feed and its omnipresent ability to categorize human thoughts and desires. Following in the footsteps of George Orwell, Anthony Burgess, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr., National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson creates a not-so-brave new world — and a smart, savage satire ushering us into an imagined future that veers unnervingly close to the here and now. Read more about Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Feed

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Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Nine Princes in Amber

Date: 
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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0380014300
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Author: 
Roger Zelazny
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Nine Princes in Amber

The 1st novel in Zelazny's Amber Series. Corwin, Prince of Amer is exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, and upon his return to Amber, the one true world, he makes a mad and desperate rush upon the vacant throne. Read more about Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Nine Princes in Amber

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Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Little, Big

Date: 
Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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0061120057
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John Crowley
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Little, Big

John Crowley's masterful Little, Big is the epic story of Smoky Barnable, an anonymous young man who travels by foot from the City to a place called Edgewood—not found on any map—to marry Daily Alice Drinkawater, as was prophesied. It is the story of four generations of a singular family, living in a house that is many houses on the magical border of an otherworld. It is a story of fantastic love and heartrending loss; of impossible things and unshakable destinies; and of the great Tale that envelops us all. It is a wonder. Read more about Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Little, Big

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Bailey Cove Science Fiction: The Stars My Destination

Date: 
Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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0679767800
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Author: 
Alfred Bester
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The Stars My Destination

  In this pulse-quickening novel, Alfred Bester imagines a future in which people "jaunte" a thousand miles with a single thought, where the rich barricade themselves in labyrinths and protect themselves with radioactive hit men--and where an inarticulate outcast is the most valuable and dangerous man alive. Read more about Bailey Cove Science Fiction: The Stars My Destination

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Tuesday Night Book Club: The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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0316735027
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Elisabeth Robinson
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The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters

Olivia Hunt is unemployed, living alone, and working on the fourth draft of her suicide note when she gets a phone call that lets her know what real trouble is. Madeleine Hunt is her younger sister, the annoyingly happy one who married the hometown guy while Olivia set out to conquer Hollywood, ha, ha. And Maddie is in trouble. Pulled home for the first time in years, Olivia gets a painful dose of real life as she tries to help her sister, keep her parents from running off the rails, and reconnect with the boyfriend who left without a word but might still be the love of her life. And, of course, the movie she's been trying to put in front of cameras for years heats up just as she leaves town. Racing between Hollywood, hospital rooms, and film sets in Spain, Olivia has to do the impossible at work and at home--and learns that love will let her do no less. By turns charming, heartrending, and hilarious, The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters is a novel for anyone who has ever loved a sister (or a great story).

 

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