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Time Out Book Club: Keesha's House

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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Author: 
Helen Frost
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Keesha's House

An unforgettable narrative collage told in poems

Keesha has found a safe place to live, and other kids gravitate to her house when they just can’t make it on their own. They are Stephie – pregnant, trying to make the right decisions for herself and those she cares about; Jason – Stephie’s boyfriend, torn between his responsibility to Stephie and the baby and the promise of a college basketball career; Dontay – in foster care while his parents are in prison, feeling unwanted both inside and outside the system; Carmen – arrested on a DUI charge, waiting in a juvenile detention center for a judge to hear her case; Harris – disowned by his father after disclosing that he’s gay, living in his car, and taking care of himself; Katie – angry at her mother’s loyalty to an abusive stepfather, losing herself in long hours of work and school. 

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Time Out Book Club: Rithmatist

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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9780765320322
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Author: 
Brandon Sanderson
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Rithmatist

More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Chosen by the Master in a mysterious inception ceremony, Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings. Rithmatists are humanity’s only defense against the Wild Chalklings—merciless creatures that leave mangled corpses in their wake. Having nearly overrun the territory of Nebrask, the Wild Chalklings now threaten all of the American Isles.

As the son of a lowly chalkmaker at Armedius Academy, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students study the magical art that he would do anything to practice. Then students start disappearing—kidnapped from their rooms at night, leaving trails of blood. Assigned to help the professor who is investigating the crimes, Joel and his friend Melody find themselves on the trail of an unexpected discovery—one that will change Rithmatics—and their world—forever. Read more about Time Out Book Club: Rithmatist

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Time Out Book Club: What I Saw and How I Lied

Date: 
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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978-0439903486
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Author: 
Judy Blundell
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What I Saw and How I Lied

When Evie's father returned home from World War II, the family fell back into its normal life pretty quickly. But Joe Spooner brought more back with him than just good war stories. When movie-star handsome Peter Coleridge, a young ex-GI who served in Joe's company in postwar Austria, shows up, Evie is suddenly caught in a complicated web of lies that she only slowly recognizes. She finds herself falling for Peter, ignoring the secrets that surround him . . . until a tragedy occurs that shatters her family and breaks her life in two. Read more about Time Out Book Club: What I Saw and How I Lied

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Time Out Book Club: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

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Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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ISBN: 
978-1250010193
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Author: 
Catherynne M. Valente
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The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Twelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and used to have an ordinary life, until her father went to war and her mother went to work. One day, September is met at her kitchen window by a Green Wind (taking the form of a gentleman in a green jacket), who invites her on an adventure, implying that her help is needed in Fairyland. The new Marquess is unpredictable and fickle, and also not much older than September. Only September can retrieve a talisman the Marquess wants from the enchanted woods, and if she doesn't . . . then the Marquess will make life impossible for the inhabitants of Fairyland. September is already making new friends, including a book-loving Wyvern and a mysterious boy named Saturday. Read more about Time Out Book Club: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

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Saved by the Bell Jar: Gulp

Date: 
Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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ISBN: 
9780393081572
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Mary Roach
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Gulp

“America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour of our insides. The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions inspired by our insides are as taboo, in their way, as the cadavers in Stiff and every bit as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored in Packing for Mars. Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find names for flavors and smells? Why doesn’t the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? We meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks—or has the courage—to ask. And we go on location to a pet-food taste-test lab, a bacteria transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal.
 

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: Gulp

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Saved by the Bell Jar: Rules of Civility

Date: 
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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9780670022694
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Author: 
Amor Towles
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Rules of Civility

This sophisticated and entertaining first novel presents the story of a young woman whose life is on the brink of transformation. On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New York society—where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve. With its sparkling depiction of New York’s social strata, its intricate imagery and themes, and its immensely appealing characters, Rules of Civilitywon the hearts of readers and critics alike.

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: Rules of Civility

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Saved by the Bell Jar: The Taming of the Shrew

Date: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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9780743477574
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Author: 
William Shakespeare
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Taming of the Shrew

Renowned as Shakespeare's most boisterous comedy, The Taming of the Shrew is the tale of two young men -- the hopeful Lucentio and the worldly Petruchio -- and the two sisters they meet in Padua. Lucentio falls in love with Bianca, the apparently ideal younger daughter of the wealthy Baptista Minola. But before they can marry, Bianca's formidable elder sister, Katherine, must be wed. Petruchio, interested only in the huge dowry, arranges to marry Katherine -- against her will -- and enters into a battle of the sexes that has endured as one of Shakespeare's most enjoyable works.

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Saved by the Bell Jar: The Power of Habit

Date: 
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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ISBN: 
9781400069286
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Author: 
Charles Duhigg
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The Power of Habit

Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed.

 

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: The Power of Habit

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Saved by the Bell Jar: The Bell Jar

Date: 
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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9780060174903
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Author: 
Sylvia Plath
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The Bell Jar

Chronicles one young woman's emotional breakdown as she journeys from the glamorous world of Manhattan publishing to the isolation of the asylum.

 

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YABC: Fault in Our Stars

Date: 
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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9780525478812
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John Green
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Fault in Our Stars

Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life. Read more about YABC: Fault in Our Stars

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