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If interested in participating in one of our book discussion groups,
please contact Librarian Augie Webb at 415-289-4121, x501 or awebb@ci.sausalito.ca.us

 
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Contemporary Classics
2nd Tuesdays, 7pm
Next: November 11
Friends Bookstore
(2nd floor)

Facilitator Leslie Goss








What we're reading:

The Orphan Master’s Son
Adam Johnson

From Amazon: Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother—a singer “stolen” to Pyongyang—and an influential father who runs a work camp for orphans. Superiors in the state soon recognize the boy’s loyalty and keen instincts. Considering himself “a humble citizen of the greatest nation in the world,” Jun Do rises in the ranks. He becomes a professional kidnapper who must navigate the shifting rules, arbitrary violence, and baffling demands of his Korean overlords in order to stay alive. Driven to the absolute limit of what any human being could endure, he boldly takes on the treacherous role of rival to Kim Jong Il in an attempt to save the woman he loves, Sun Moon, a legendary actress “so pure, she didn’t know what starving people looked like.”

Sneak peek at upcoming discussion:

December 9
An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine

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Lesser Known Novels
1st Mondays, 2:30pm
Next: November 3
Conference Room
(main floor)





What we're reading:

The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet
Reif Larsen

From Amazon: A boundary-leaping debut tracing a gifted young map maker's attempt to understand the ways of the world When twelve-year-old genius cartographer T. S. Spivet receives an unexpected phone call from the Smithsonian announcing he has won the prestigious Baird Award, life as normal-if you consider mapping dinner table conversations normal-is interrupted and a wild cross-country adventure begins, taking T. S. from his family home just north of Divide, Montana, to the museum's hallowed halls. There are some answers here on the road from Divide, and some new questions, too. How does one map the delicate lessons learned about family, or communicate the ebbs and flows of heartbreak, loneliness, and love?


Past novels have included:
Orphan Master's Son, Adam Johnson
The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet, Reif Larsen
The Sound of Things Falling, Juan Gabriel Vasquez
Identity, Milan Kundera
Surfacing, Margaret Atwood
The Sea-Wolf, Jack London
The All of It, Jeannette Haien
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Anthony Marra
The Space Between Us, Thrity Umrigar
Fools, Joan Silber
Remarkable Creatures, Tracy Chevalier
The Son, Phillip Meyer
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler
The Reader, Bernard Schink
The Day of the Locust, Nathaneal West
A Woman in Jerusalem, A.B. Yehoshua
Mrs. Bridge, Evan S. Connell
The Weight of Water, Anita Shreve
Regeneration, Pat Barker
The Stranger, Albert Camus
The Statement, Brian Moore
Hunger, Elise Blackwell
To Siberia, Per Petterson
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, Brian Moore
July's People, Nadine Gordimer
An Artist of the Floating World, Kazuo Ishiguro
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon
Music of a Life, Andrei Makine
Comedy in a Minor Key, Hans Keilson
Being Dead, Jim Crace
Out Stealing Horses, Per Petterson
The Lover, Marguerite Duras
Samurai's Garden, Gail Tsukiyama
Ignorance, Milan Kundera
Crow Lake,  Mary Lawson
Disgrace, J.M. Coetzee
Music of a Life, Andrei Makine

Last updated: 10/15/2014 1:48:28 PM