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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://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=water+for+elephants '''Water for Elephants'''] by Sara Gruen
 
*[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.
 
  
" '...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..."
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Brown Baggers’ selections for 2010:
  
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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 Ernest J. Gaines (February 2010)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=uncommon+reader'''An Uncommon Reader'''] by Alan Bennett (March 2010)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=city+of+falling+angels'''The City of Falling Angels'''] by John Berendt (April 2010)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=sun+also+rises'''The Sun also Rises'''] by Ernest Hemingway (May 2010)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=guernsey+literary+and+potato+peel+pie+society '''The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society'''] by Mary Ann Shaffer (July 2010)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=city+of+thieves'''City of Thieves'''] by David Benioff (August 2010)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=professor+and+the+mad+man'''The Professor and the Mad Man'''] by Simon Winchester (September 2010)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=frankenstein'''Frankenstein'''] by Mary Shelley (October 2010)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=slaughterhouse-+five'''Slaughterhouse-five'''] by Kurt Vonnegut (November 2010)
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No selection for December 2010
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Brown Baggers’ selections for September 2008 – November 2009:
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=water+for+elephants '''Water for Elephants'''] by Sara Gruen (September 2008)
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*[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 (October 2008)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=team+of+rivals '''A Team of Rivals'''] by Doris Kearns Goodwin  (November 2008)
  
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=team+of+rivals '''A Team of Rivals'''] by Doris Kearns Goodwin
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No selection for December 2008
  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?SEARCH=run+patchett'''Run'''] by Ann Patchett (January 2009)
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?SEARCH=run+patchett'''Run'''] by Ann Patchett (January 2009)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=embers'''Embers'''] by Sàndor Màrai (November 2009)
 
*[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 Ernest J. Gaines (February 2010)
 
 
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Revision as of 20:52, 29 December 2009

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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.


Brown Baggers’ selections for 2010:

No selection for December 2010


Brown Baggers’ selections for September 2008 – November 2009:

No selection for December 2008

  • Run by Ann Patchett (January 2009)
  • March by Geraldine Brooks (September 2009)
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (October 2009)
  • Embers by Sàndor Màrai (November 2009)