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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/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://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?SEARCH=run+patchett'''Run'''] by Ann Patchett (January)+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?SEARCH=run+patchett'''Run'''] by Ann Patchett (January 2009)
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/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 2009)
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/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 2009)
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/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 2009)
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/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 2009)
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/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 2009)
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 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=loving+frank'''Loving Frank'''] by Nancy Horan (July 2009)
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 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=netherland'''Netherland'''] by Joseph O'Neill (August 2009)
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 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=march'''March'''] by Geraldine Brooks (September 2009)
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 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=lolita'''Lolita'''] by Vladimir Nabokov (October 2009)
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 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=embers'''Embers'''] by Sàndor Màrai (November 2009)
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 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=anna+karenina'''Anna Karenina'''] by Leo Tolstoy (January 2010)
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 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=lesson+before+dying'''A Lesson before Dying'''] by Earnest J. Gaines (February 2010)
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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 2009)
  • March by Geraldine Brooks (September 2009)
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (October 2009)
  • Embers by Sàndor Màrai (November 2009)
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