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The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds Retold by Alexis York Lumbard Illustrated by Demi

The Conference of the Birds

 This is a beautiful children’s book of faith and belief. A work of Persian Sufi poetry that is said to be "the most outstanding of these works is the Mantiq al-Tayr (translated usually as The Conference of the Birds) by Farid al-Din Attar, the 12th century Persian Poet who is one of the greatest figures in the history of Sufi poetry..."

Tessa reviews Michigan author's new book: Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines

    Jacket cover After a rough start, Jim C. Hines' new book Libriomancer improves immensely. It reminds me somewhat of Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden books. There are lots of fun allusions to favorite scifi or fantasy, such as the preference of the main character, Isaac, for brown coats (Firefly).

NEW BOOK DISCUSSION KIT TITLE- Behind the beautiful forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, And Hope In A Mumbai UndercityFrom Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo, a landmark work of narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century’s great, unequal cities.

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Just Desserts Mystery Book Club - Napoleon

12/13/2012 2:00 pm

This month only, the Just Desserts group will be meeting @ Scoop's/Brewed Expressions Coffeehouse located @ 124 S. Brooklyn Rd. Napoleon MI 49261. It is the building that the library used to be in. For more information please call 517-536-4266.

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