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Adult Contemporary Book Discussion - Aug 18, 2008

A Thousand Splendid SunsA Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hesseini): Two women born a generation apart witness the destruction of their home and family in war-torn Kabul, losses incurred over the course of thirty years that test the limits of their strength and courage. By the author of The Kite Runner.

Adult Contemporary Discussion Books Since 1988

Motor City blue by Loren D. Estleman — January 1988

The situation in Flushing by Edmund G. Love — February 1988

The prince of tides by Pat Conroy — March 1988

Rascal [sound recording] by Sterling North — April 1988

July 2008 Lunch & a Book

Montana 1948 by Larry Watson A series of events in a small western town changes the lives of David Hayden, his sheriff father, his mother, and their Sioux housekeeper, as they discover the truth about family loyalty.

Summer Reading at Canton Public Library Off to Record Start

Staff checked out books, CDs and DVDs at record pace on Monday as the Canton Public Library set a new one-day circulation record....

June 2008 Lunch & a Book

Truth and Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett (Large Print) The author of Bel Canto describes her intimate 20-year friendship with the late Lucy Grealy, tracing their introduction at a writer's workshop, the integral part their friendship played in their writing careers, and her witness to Grealy's medical deterioration.

Adult Summer Reading Program Gathers Steam at Canton Public Library

Summer reading programs have been popular with school age children for decades. Now a new trend is gaining popularity....

May 2008 Lunch & a Book

Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Short Stories edited by David Sedaris (Kit) A collection of favorite contemporary and classical short fiction works, selected by the author of Barrel Fever and Me Talk Pretty One Day, includes pieces by such writers as Alice Munro, Tobias Wolff, and Joyce Carol Oates.

April 2008 Lunch & a Book

Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky (Large Print Kit) Published more than 60 years following the author's death at Auschwitz, a remarkable story of life under the Nazi occupation includes two parts - "A Storm in June," set amid the chaotic 1940 exodus from Paris on the eve of the Nazi invasion, and "Dolce," set in a German-occupied provincial village rife with jealousy, resentment, resistance and collaboration.

Reading Night at Canton Public Library Draws a Crowd

Reading Night at the Canton Public Library was fun for all ages as parents and children enjoyed stories....

March 2008 Lunch & a Book

The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie King (Kit) In the early years of WW I, 15-year-old American Mary Russell encounters Sherlock Holmes, retired in Sussex Downs. Impressed with Mary, Holmes initiates her into the mysteries of detection. The collaboration is ignited by the kidnapping in Wales of Jessica Simpson, daughter of an American senator. The sleuthing duo find signs of the hand of a master criminal.

February 2008 Lunch & a Book

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert (Kit) Elizabeth Gilbert was a 30-year-old successful journalist with a perfect life when she realized she was miserable. After surviving an acrimonious divorce, Gilbert sold her remaining possessions to spend a year abroad in three countries with nothing in common except starting with the letter "I." She eats (in Italy), prays (in India), and finds love (in Indonesia).

January 2008

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (Kit) When 23-year-old Jankowski learns that his parents have been killed in a car crash he drops out of veterinary school and parlays his expertise with animals into a job with the circus, where he falls in love with star performer Marlena, a romance complicated by Marlena's husband, the circus boss who beats both his wife and the animals Jankowski cares for.