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Saved by the Bell Jar: Dear Girls Above Me

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Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Charles McDowell
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Dear Girls Above Me

"When Charlie McDowell began sharing his open letters to his noisy upstairs neighbors--two impossibly ditzy female roommates in their mid-twenties--on Twitter, his feed quickly went viral. His followers multiplied and he got the attention of everyone from celebrities to production studios to major media outlets such as Time and Glamour. Now Dear girls breaks out of the 140-character limit as Charlie imagines what would happen if he put the wisdom of the girls to the test [in this work of fiction]"

 

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Saved by the Bell Jar: Wild ***SPECIAL DATE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25TH***

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Friday, October 25, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Author: 
Cheryl Strayed
Title: 
Wild

A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again.

 

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Saved by the Bell Jar: Somebody Told Me

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Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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9780817310271
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Author: 
Rick Bragg
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Somebody Told Me

With his bestselling All Over but the Shoutin', Rick Bragg gave us memorable stories of his own childhood. In Somebody Told Me, he offers the best of his work as a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist writing the remarkable stories of others.

For twenty years, Bragg has focused his efforts on the common man. So while some of these stories are about people whose names we know-such as Susan Smith, the South Carolina mother who drowned her two sons-most are people whose names we've never heard, people who have survived tornadoes and swamps, racism and bombs. In incisive, unadorned prose that is nonetheless strikingly beautiful, these pieces rise above journalism to become literature and show the triumph of the human spirit.

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: Somebody Told Me

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Saved by the Bell Jar: Someday, Someday, Maybe

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Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Lauren Graham
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Someday, Someday, Maybe

The hilarious story of a struggling young actress trying to get ahead--and keep it together--in New York City. Read more about Saved by the Bell Jar: Someday, Someday, Maybe

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Book vs. Movie: The Great Gatsby

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Book vs. Movie -- YOU decide! Join us for a brown-bag lunch the first Monday of each month to watch great films and discuss the groundbreaking books from which they were inspired. In even-numbered months (August, October, December, etc.) we will watch the movie, in odd numbered months (September, November, January, etc.) we will discuss both the book on its own, and the great "Book vs. Movie" debate. We encourage you to read the book before the movie to reduce spoilers! Popcorn and sodas provided. Read more about Book vs. Movie: The Great Gatsby

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Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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M.L. Stedman
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Light Between Oceans

A novel set on a remote Australian island, where a childless couple live quietly running a lighthouse, until a boat carrying a baby washes ashore. Read more about Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

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Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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Diane Ackerman
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Zookeeper's Wife

Documents the true story of Warsaw Zoo keepers and resistance activists Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who in the aftermath of Germany's invasion of Poland saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish citizens by smuggling them into empty cages and their home villa. Read more about Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

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Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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Amor Towles
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Rules of Civility

A chance encounter with a handsome banker in a jazz bar on New Year's Eve 1938 catapults Wall Street secretary Katey Kontent into the upper echelons of New York society, where she befriends a shy multi-millionaire, an Upper East Side ne'er-do-well, and a single-minded widow. Read more about Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

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YABC: Divergent

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Author: 
Veronica Roth
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Divergent

In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.  Read more about YABC: Divergent

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YABC: The Book Thief

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Author: 
Markus Zusak
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The Book Thief

Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors. Read more about YABC: The Book Thief

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