Evening Group Selections
by Mary Kay Andrews
"Weezie" Foley marries rich, old-money Talmadge
Evans II, she gets the house of her dreams and spends a fortune
decorating it. Then Weezie's marriage ends in divorce and
her ex-husband exiles her to the small carriage house. Scorned
and degraded, she plots his and his new fiancee's downfall,
but does her plans include murder?
of the Life of Frederick Douglass
by Frederick Douglass
born a slave, but hardships and lack of education could not
keep Douglass down. As a young man, he ran away from his master,
educated himself, and grew to become a highly-acclaimed, prolific
by Khaled Hosseini
father is a wealthy businessman and Hassan is the son of a
servant. Their friendship should have never blossomed, but
it did, even in midst of the turmoil and war in Iraq. Then
an unspeakable evil touched their young lives.
by Sharyn McCrumb
unlikely group of racing car fans set out on a bus tour of
Southern speedways to pay homage to their idol NASCAR champion
Dale Earnhart. Among those on this pilgrimage: a dying orphan,
an Episcopalian priest, a Nebraskan farmer, and a young couple,
hoping to get hitched at their first stop. Whether you're
a racing fan or not, you will probably love the characters
Sharyn McCrumb has created for this book.
Julia Meets Her Match
by Ann Ross
widowed, well-to-do Miss Julia has a house full of problems.
First, she has invited her late husbandís mistress, Hazel
Marie, and son, Little Lloyd to live with her. Next, her new
beau, Sam Murdoch is pressuring her to marry him. Then, thereís
her housekeeperís precocious 5-year-old great granddaughter.
And to top it off thereís a rumor that another of her late
husbandís paramours is in town. With so many problems has
Miss Julia finally met her match?
Talk Pretty One Day
by David Sedaris
draws on the poignant comedy of his peculiar North Carolina
childhood, his unusual career path and his time spent in France
to create this uproariously funny autobiography. The title
is mined from his English translation of how he and his fellow
students of French in Paris mangled the Gallic language.
by Susan-Lori Parks
pregnant and in desperate need of money, Billy Beede is convinced
her only salvation is a trip from Texas to Arizona to claim
jewels owned by her late mother. But Billy has three obstacles
to overcome: 1) She has absolutely no money for travel, 2)
no way to get there, and 3) she has to dig up her motherís
grave to claim the jewels since they were buried with her
mother. How Billy solves her problems makes for a very funny
Time Traveler's Wife
by Audrey Niffenegger
Henry, a Chicago librarian and his wife, Clare, an artist.
On the outside the might look like your average couple; however,
Henry suffers from CDP (Chrono-Displacement Order) which means
at any given moment he could be whisked away to any period
in time. And Henry has no control over this condition. The
title suggests a sci-fi thriller, in the hands of talented
author Audrey Niffenegger, we are treated to a rare and beautiful
in the Rye
By J. D. Salinger
Caulfield has been called the personification of a troubled,
cynical, misunderstood teen. This book was banned from most
public libraries because of Salinger's use of slang and profanity.
But despite its controversy, Catcher in the Rye has been dubbed
(and still remains) a literary treasure.
3, 2006/October 23, 2006
I Lay Dying
by William Faulkner
the voices of fifteen characters (most of them family members)
Faulkner relates a tale of life, death, despair, hope, solidarity,
November 7, 2006
Stories & Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe
By Edgar Allan Poe
Allan POE is considered to be among the great masters of the
short story and the father of the detective story. Long before
Arthur Conan Doyle introduced us to Sherlock Homes, POE had
already given us his genius of scientific deduction in the
character of Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin in Murder in the Rue
Giles of Ham and Smith of Wootton Major
by J.R.R. Tolkien
best known for his classic tales about Middle Earth (Lord
of the Ring), Tolkien also penned these two delightful novelettes.
Farmer Giles is a story about a reluctant hero who has been
called upon to vanquish a dragon; and Smith is a boy who accidentally
swallows a faery star, which enables him to wander into the