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Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 6:30pm

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

Reviewer: Sue Moesley
Publisher's Summary:

When artifacts from Japanese families sent to internment camps during World War II are uncovered during renovations at a Seattle hotel, Henry Lee embarks on a quest that leads to memories of growing up Chinese in a city rif (more)

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 6:30pm

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger

Reviewer: Pat Ferreira
Publisher's Summary:

The United States of America fought hard to become an independent nation in the latter half of the 18th century. A select few of these battles are remembered more than others, and they overshadow one of the most decisive victories this budding nation acquired. Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger's Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History explores this war, fought against the Barbary nations in Northern Africa.

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 6:30pm

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Reviewer: Sharon Turcotte
Publisher's Summary:

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children and a house on the Cape, is a celebrated Harvard professor at the height of her career when she notices a forgetfulness creeping into her life. As confusion starts to cloud her thinking and her memory begins to fail her, she receives a devastating diagnosis: early onset Alzheimer's disease.

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 6:30pm

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Reviewer: Ann Hammon
Publisher's Summary:

Engaged to marry socialite May Welland, Newland Archer meets Countess Ellen Olenska, a woman unbound by convention and surrounded by scandal, and is forced to decide between happiness and the social code that has ruled his life.

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 6:30pm

The Atomic Weight of Love by Elizabeth J. Church

Reviewer: Wilma Aiken
Publisher's Summary:

Capturing "the claustrophobic eras of 1940s and 1950s America, The Atomic Weight of Love also examines the changing roles of women during the decades that followed. And in Meridian Wallace we find an unforgettable heroine whose metamorphosis shows how the women's movement opened up the world for a whole generation."--Book jacket.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:30pm

The Wright Brothers by David C. McCullough

Reviewer: Denise Wallace
Publisher's Summary:

"As he did so brilliantly in THE GREAT BRIDGE and THE PATH BETWEEN THE SEAS, David McCullough once again tells a dramatic story of people and technology, this time about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly, Wilbur and Orville Wright"

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 6:30pm

Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay

Reviewer: Judy Chelte
Publisher's Summary:

A schizophrenic, map-obsessed, shut-in who tours the world using a computer program witnesses what he believes to be a murder in downtown New York City and enlists his caretaker brother in an effort to investigate.

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