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HMCPL Book Clubs: October 2011
Here's what our book clubs are reading in October. Want to know more? Visit to get contact info, directions, and full booklists for each of our book clubs.
  • Bailey Cove Classics: The Bhagavad Gita (Monday, October 10, 2011 - 10:00am)
  • Bailey Cove Morning: Running the Books : the Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian by Avi Steinberg (Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 10:00am)
  • Bailey Cove Science Fiction Book Club: Feed by M.T. Anderson (Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 6:00pm)
  • Bailey Cove Young Adult Book Club: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 6:00pm)
  • Books ‘n Buns: Behind the Palace Walls by Lynn Raye Harris (Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 10:30am)
  • Cupid's Café: books by Catherine Mann (Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 12:00pm)
  • Eleanor Murphy Book Club: Stork Raving Mad by Donna Andrews (Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 11:30am)
  • Eleanor Murphy ForeverYA Book Club: Across the Universe by Beth Revis (Saturday, October 8, 2011 - 7:00pm)
  • Knit 1, Read Too!: Ape House by Sara Gruen (Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 12:30pm)
  • Knitting Between the Lines: Think Twice by Lisa Scottoline (Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 6:00pm)
  • Literary Giants: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (Monday, October 31, 2011 - 6:30pm)
  • Madison Murder, Ink.: The Poacher's Son by Paul Doiron (Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 6:30pm)
  • Quarter-Life Crisis: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (Monday, October 10, 2011 - 6:30pm)
  • Russell Readers: The Postmistress by Sarah Blake (Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 11:00am)
  • Sister 2 Sister / Brother 2 Brother Book Club: Holy Rollers by ReShonda Tate Billingsley (Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 3:00pm)
  • Tillman Hill Adult: The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson (Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 6:00pm)
  • Tuesday Night Book Club: Widow of the South by Robert Hicks (Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 6:30pm)
  • Young Professionals: Blink by Malcolm Gladwell (Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 7:00pm)
Bhagavad Gita : a new translation - Stephen Mitchell
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 08/01/2002
Share Bhagavad Gita %3a  a new translation ISBN-13: 9780609810347
ISBN-10: 0609810340
Dialogue between the warrior, Arjuna, and his charioteer, the god Krishna, discusses the purpose of war, the importance of duty, and the spiritual nature of existence, in a new translation of this ancient Hindu poem that forms one section of the epic Mahabharata. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
Running the books : the adventures of an accidental prison librarian - Avi Steinberg
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/19/2010
Share Running the books %3a  the adventures of an accidental prison librarian ISBN-13: 9780385529099
ISBN-10: 0385529090
A lighthearted immersion memoir chronicles the Harvard graduate and lapsed Orthodox Jewish author's stint as a librarian in a tough Boston prison, where he met such inmates as a pimp who enlisted his help writing a memoir and a gangster who dreamed of hosting a cooking show. 35,000 first printing.
Feed - M. T. Anderson
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/01/2004
Share Feed ISBN-13: 9780763622596
ISBN-10: 0763622591
In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, Titus meets Violet, an unusual teenage girl who is in serious trouble. By the author of Burger Wuss. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Jr Lib Guild. Reprint.
Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children - Ransom Riggs
Publisher: Quirk Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/07/2011
Share Miss Peregrine ISBN-13: 9781594744761
ISBN-10: 1594744769
After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, discovering disturbing facts about the children who were kept there.
Behind the Palace Walls - Lynn Raye Harris
Publisher: Harlequin Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/07/2011
Share Behind the Palace Walls ISBN-13: 9780373528189
ISBN-10: 0373528183

Alone and scared on the dark streets of Moscow, staid, bespectacled Paige Barnes has no choice but to comply with the handsome stranger's command….

Little does Paige know she's been rescued by Alexei Voronov—a Russian prince and her boss's deadliest rival. Now he has Paige unexpectedly in his sights, Alexei is prepared to play emotional Russian roulette to keep her close and discover her true motives. But in his splendid gilded palace his game of chance spins out of control and passion takes over….

Cover me - Catherine Mann
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/01/2011
Share Cover me ISBN-13: 9781402244957
ISBN-10: 1402244959
While rescuing stranded climbers during a blizzard, pararescue jumper Wade Rocha, trained in high-risk rescue, finds his heart in danger when he meets Sunny Foster, who insists that she can take care of herself just fine. Original.
Renegade - Catherine Mann
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/05/2010
Share Renegade ISBN-13: 9780425229231
ISBN-10: 0425229238
When an in-flight accident sends him parachuting into Nevada's Area 51, and into the custody of Jill Walczak, Air Force Tech Sargeant, Mason Randolph, due to toxic fallout, is forced into quarantine with this sexy cop who is searching for a serial killer inside the air force. Original.
Defender - Catherine Mann
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/07/2009
Share Defender ISBN-13: 9780425228029
ISBN-10: 0425228029
After rescuing Chloe Nelson from the shark-infested Mediterranean after her boat goes down in flames, test pilot Jimmy Gage is forced to take her with him on a dangerous mission to Istanbul where he cannot let his growing attraction to her distract him. Original.
Stork raving mad : a Meg Langslow mystery - Donna Andrews
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/06/2010
Share Stork raving mad %3a  a Meg Langslow mystery ISBN-13: 9780312621193
ISBN-10: 0312621191
Hosting a Spanish playwright during a graduate student's production of his play, Meg, eight-and-a-half months pregnant with twins, is on the case when the department dean cancels the play and is promptly found murdered. By the Agatha Award-winning author of Swan for the Money.
Across the universe - Beth Revis
Publisher: Razorbill
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/11/2011
Share Across the universe ISBN-13: 9781595143976
ISBN-10: 1595143971
Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet 300 years in the future, but her frozen slumber abruptly ends 50 years too soon, not as the result of a computer malfunction but because someone on board the ship has tried to murder her. A debut novel. 200,000 first printing.
Ape house : a novel - Sara Gruen
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/07/2010
Share Ape house %3a  a novel ISBN-13: 9780385523219
ISBN-10: 0385523211
A tale drawn from the author's extensive research into human-ape communications follows the story of a group of apes who are kidnapped from a language laboratory and subsequently cast on a reality television show that calls into question scientific assumptions about common DNA that is shared by apes and people. By the author of Water for Elephants. 500,000 first printing.
Think twice - Lisa Scottoline
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/16/2010
Share Think twice ISBN-13: 9780312380755
ISBN-10: 0312380755
After her evil twin sister, Alice, drugs her, leaves her for dead and steals her life, Bennie must convince everyone she's ever cared about that she is the real Bennie, and not the deranged twin, all the while facing the shocking truth that she just may be more like Alice than she ever realized. By the best-selling author of Look Again.
Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë
Publisher: Sterling Pub Co Inc
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 08/01/2005
Share Wuthering Heights ISBN-13: 9781593081287
ISBN-10: 1593081286

The passionate attachment between a headstrong young girl and a foundling boy brought up by her father causes disaster for them and many others, even in the next generation.

The poacher's son - Paul Doiron
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/12/2011
Share The poacher ISBN-13: 9780312671143
ISBN-10: 0312671148
After his hard-drinking poacher father becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a beloved local cop, Mike Bowditch is one of the few who believes the violent womanizer didn't do it and, with the help of a retired pilot, journeys deep into the Maine wilderness to find his fugitive kin--and the real killer. A first novel. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
Publisher: Sterling Pub Co Inc
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/04/2007
Share Northanger Abbey ISBN-13: 9781593083809
ISBN-10: 1593083807

Catherine Morland is a young woman addicted to gothic romance novels. Her family sends her to live in the decadent society of Bath, where she meets with the unusual Tilney family in their estate, Northanger Abbey.

The postmistress - Sarah Blake
Publisher: Berkley Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/01/2011
Share The postmistress ISBN-13: 9780425238691
ISBN-10: 0425238695
The stories of a small Cape Cod postmistress and an American radio reporter stationed in London collide on the eve of the United States' entrance into World War II, a meeting that is shaped by a broken promise to deliver a letter. Reprint. A best-selling novel.
Holy rollers - ReShonda Tate Billingsley
Publisher: Gallery Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/06/2010
Share Holy rollers ISBN-13: 9781416578055
ISBN-10: 1416578056
Fed up with their bad luck in love, three friends--Tia, Coco and Nita--don their Sunday best and attend a local conference for ministers hoping to find reliable, responsible men, in a touching and funny story of faith, love and tenacious friendship. Original.
The ghost map : the story of London's most terrifying epidemic--and how it changed science, cities, and the modern world - Steven Johnson
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/19/2006
Share The ghost map %3a  the story of London ISBN-13: 9781594489259
ISBN-10: 1594489254
A historical chronicle of Victorian London's worst cholera outbreak traces the day-by-day efforts of Dr. John Snow, who put his own life on the line in his efforts to prove his previously dismissed contagion theory about how the epidemic was spreading. 80,000 first printing.
The widow of the South - Robert Hicks
Publisher: Warner Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 08/30/2005
Share The widow of the South ISBN-13: 9780446500128
ISBN-10: 0446500127
A story based on the true experiences of a Civil War heroine finds Carrie McGavock witnessing the bloodshed of the Battle of Franklin, falling in love with a wounded man with a hardscrabble past, and dedicating her home as a burial site for fallen soldiers. A first novel. 125,000 first printing.
Blink : the power of thinking without thinking - Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher: Little, Brown and Co.
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/11/2005
Share Blink %3a  the power of thinking without thinking ISBN-13: 9780316172325
ISBN-10: 0316172324
Draws on a range of case studies to explore the process by which people make decisions, explaining how the difference between good and bad decision making is directly related to the details on which people focus, and counseling readers on how to become better decision makers in every aspect of life. 200,000 first printing.
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