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On the third Thursday of the month bring your lunch to the Central Branch of JMRL and discuss fiction and non-fiction books. Library staff will provide value-added content and lead the discussion. Drinks and desserts will be provided. [mailto:central@jmrl.org Send an email] to be added to our mailing list. On the third Thursday of the month bring your lunch to the Central Branch of JMRL and discuss fiction and non-fiction books. Library staff will provide value-added content and lead the discussion. Drinks and desserts will be provided. [mailto:central@jmrl.org Send an email] to be added to our mailing list.
-*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?SEARCH=water+for+elephants '''Water for Elephants'''] by Sara Gruen+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=water+for+elephants '''Water for Elephants'''] by Sara Gruen
-*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?SEARCH=arsonist's+guide+to+writers+homes+in+new=england '''An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England'''] by Brock Clarke+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=arsonist's+guide+to+writers+homes+in+new=england '''An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England'''] by Brock Clarke
- What made this novel uncomfortably but hysterically funny to me was how likable the protagonist becomes, even as he physically and emotionally devastates everything he touches, and struggles to mis-interpret his experience in novel ways. The novel (and our reading of other novels, our attempts to square our experience with our actions, our attempts to justify our existences) is summed up by the judge, just before sentencing him to 10 years in prison for burning Emily Dickinson's home. - What made this novel uncomfortably but hysterically funny to me was how likable the protagonist becomes, even as he physically and emotionally devastates everything he touches, and struggles to mis-interpret his experience in novel ways. The novel (and our reading of other novels, our attempts to square our experience with our actions, our attempts to justify our existences) is summed up by the judge, just before sentencing him to 10 years in prison for burning Emily Dickinson's home.
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-*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?SEARCH=team+of+rivals '''A Team of Rivals'''] by Doris Kearns Goodwin +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=team+of+rivals '''A Team of Rivals'''] by Doris Kearns Goodwin
-*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?SEARCH=run+patchett'''Run'''] by Ann Patchett (January)+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?SEARCH=run+patchett'''Run'''] by Ann Patchett (January)
-*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?SEARCH=eyes+god+hurston'''Their Eyes Were Watching God'''] by Zora Neale Hurston (February)+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?SEARCH=eyes+god+hurston'''Their Eyes Were Watching God'''] by Zora Neale Hurston (February)
-*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?SEARCH=book+thief'''The Book Thief'''] by Markus Zusak (March)+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=book+thief'''The Book Thief'''] by Markus Zusak (March)
-*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?SEARCH=devil+in+white+city'''Devil in the White City'''] by Erik Larsen (April)+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=devil+in+white+city'''Devil in the White City'''] by Erik Larsen (April)
-*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?SEARCH=painted+house+a+novel'''The Painted House'''] by John Grisham (May)+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=painted+house+a+novel'''The Painted House'''] by John Grisham (May)
-*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?SEARCH=my+stroke+insight'''My Stroke of Insight'''] by Jill Bolte Taylor (June)+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=my+stroke+insight'''My Stroke of Insight'''] by Jill Bolte Taylor (June)
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On the third Thursday of the month bring your lunch to the Central Branch of JMRL and discuss fiction and non-fiction books. Library staff will provide value-added content and lead the discussion. Drinks and desserts will be provided. Send an email to be added to our mailing list.

- What made this novel uncomfortably but hysterically funny to me was how likable the protagonist becomes, even as he physically and emotionally devastates everything he touches, and struggles to mis-interpret his experience in novel ways. The novel (and our reading of other novels, our attempts to square our experience with our actions, our attempts to justify our existences) is summed up by the judge, just before sentencing him to 10 years in prison for burning Emily Dickinson's home.

" '...Mr. Pulsifer, can a story actually be blamed for arson and murder?' 'Huh,' I said, then acted as if I were thinking about the question, which I should have been..."


  • Run by Ann Patchett (January)
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