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Friday October 13, 2017
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Noon Book Group

The Automobile Club of Egypt by Alaa al Aswany

From the most popular Egyptian novelist of his generation, a rollicking, exuberant and powerfully moving story of a family swept up by social unrest in post-World War II Cairo.  Full of absorbing incident and marvelously drawn characters, Alaa Al Aswany's novel gives us Egypt on the brink of changes that resonate to this day. It is an irresistible confirmation of Al Aswany's reputation as one of the Middle East's most beguiling storytellers and insightful interpreters of the human spirit.

 

CONTACT: Andy Moore  508-358-2311  amoore@minlib.net

The Automobile Club of Egypt by Alaa al Aswany

From the most popular Egyptian novelist of his generation, a rollicking, exuberant and powerfully moving story of a family swept up by social unrest in post-World War II Cairo.  Full of absorbing incident and marvelously drawn characters, Alaa Al Aswany's novel gives us Egypt on the brink of changes that resonate to this day. It is an irresistible confirmation of Al Aswany's reputation as one of the Middle East's most beguiling storytellers and insightful interpreters of the human spirit.

 

CONTACT:
  Andy Moore
  508.358.2311
  amoore@minlib.net

Friday November 17, 2017
misc_none
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Noon Book Group

It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, It Can't Happen Here is an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America. Written during the Great Depression, when the country was largely oblivious to Hitler's aggression, it juxtaposes sharp political satire with the chillingly realistic rise of a president who becomes a dictator to save the nation from welfare cheats, sex, crime, and a liberal press.  This is a shockingly prescient novel that remains as fresh and contemporary as today's news.

 

CONTACT: Andy Moore  508-358-2311  amoore@minlib.net

It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, It Can't Happen Here is an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America. Written during the Great Depression, when the country was largely oblivious to Hitler's aggression, it juxtaposes sharp political satire with the chillingly realistic rise of a president who becomes a dictator to save the nation from welfare cheats, sex, crime, and a liberal press.  This is a shockingly prescient novel that remains as fresh and contemporary as today's news.

 

CONTACT:
  Andy Moore
  508.358.2311
  amoore@minlib.net

Friday December 8, 2017
misc_none
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Noon Book Group

The Story of a Brief Marriage by Anuk Arudpragasam

In the last months of the Sri Lankan Civil War, Dinesh's world has contracted to an evacuee camp, where he measures his days by shells that fall like clockwork. Alienated from language, home, and family, he is brought back to life by an unexpected proposal from an old man in the camp: that he marry his daughter, Ganga. In the hours they spend together, Dinesh and Ganga attempt to awaken to one another, to reclaim their humanity. Anuk Arudpragasam's novel is a feat of stunning imaginative empathy, a meditation on the bare elements of human existence that give life its pulse and purpose, even in the face of atrocity.

 

CONTACT: Andy Moore  508-358-2311  amoore@minlib.net

The Story of a Brief Marriage by Anuk Arudpragasam

In the last months of the Sri Lankan Civil War, Dinesh's world has contracted to an evacuee camp, where he measures his days by shells that fall like clockwork. Alienated from language, home, and family, he is brought back to life by an unexpected proposal from an old man in the camp: that he marry his daughter, Ganga. In the hours they spend together, Dinesh and Ganga attempt to awaken to one another, to reclaim their humanity. Anuk Arudpragasam's novel is a feat of stunning imaginative empathy, a meditation on the bare elements of human existence that give life its pulse and purpose, even in the face of atrocity.

 

CONTACT:
  Andy Moore
  508.358.2311
  amoore@minlib.net

Friday January 12, 2018
misc_none
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Noontime Book Group
CONTACT: Andy Moore  508-358-2311  amoore@minlib.net
CONTACT:
  Andy Moore
  508.358.2311
  amoore@minlib.net

Friday February 9, 2018
misc_none
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Noontime Book Group
CONTACT: Andy Moore  508-358-2311  amoore@minlib.net
CONTACT:
  Andy Moore
  508.358.2311
  amoore@minlib.net

Friday March 9, 2018
misc_none
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Noontime Book Group
CONTACT: Andy Moore  508-358-2311  amoore@minlib.net
CONTACT:
  Andy Moore
  508.358.2311
  amoore@minlib.net

Friday April 13, 2018
misc_none
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Noontime Book Group
CONTACT: Andy Moore  508-358-2311  amoore@minlib.net
CONTACT:
  Andy Moore
  508.358.2311
  amoore@minlib.net

Friday May 11, 2018
misc_none
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Noontime Book Group
CONTACT: Andy Moore  508-358-2311  amoore@minlib.net
CONTACT:
  Andy Moore
  508.358.2311
  amoore@minlib.net

Friday June 8, 2018
misc_none
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Noontime Book Group
CONTACT: Andy Moore  508-358-2311  amoore@minlib.net
CONTACT:
  Andy Moore
  508.358.2311
  amoore@minlib.net


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