Jane Austen Book Club for July Continues Discussion of Diana Gabaldon Books

June was a busy month for our members, so much so we had to cancel our meeting, so for July we will finish discussing Drums of Autumn and begin discussing Fiery Cross, both by Diana Gabaldon.  We will meet on Monday, July 11 at 6:00 pm in the McIntyre Room.  If you are a fan of Clare and Jamie's, join us.  If you are an ardent Jane Austen fan, join us as well.  We never tire of discussing our favorite author and her seminal works.

A Drop of the Hard Stuff - Book Review

Hoorah – my favorite hard-boiled NY PI, Matthew Scudder, is back in the latest entry from Lawrence Block – “A Drop of the Hard Stuff.”  I should state that Matt is not as hard-boiled since he quit drinking, and the struggle to do so is partly chronicled in this book.  This is sort of a prequel as it opens with Matt sitting with his old friend Mick Ballou and reminiscing about the past, when Matt was still shy of a year sober.  He had met with an old childhood acquaintance turned criminal at an AA meeting.  His now-sober friend, Jack Ellery, is working on the 12 steps of

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Just Desserts Mystery Book Club - Napoleon *click here for info*

06/09/2011 2:30 pm

Just Desserts Mystery Book Club

Meets every 2nd Thursday of the month @ the

JA Book & Movie Club to Continue Discussion of "Drums of Autumn" in June

The Jane Austen Book & Movie Club will be continuing the discussion of "Drums of Autumn," the fourth book in the "Outlander" series by Diana Gabaldon for our next meeting on June 13th.  We will meet in the International Room at 6:00 pm in the Carnegie Building, 244 W. Michigan Ave.

Book Review - "Though Not Dead" by Dana Stabenow

"Though Not Dead" is the 18th book by Alaskan native Dana Stabenow featuring Kate Shugak.  If you like mysteries, especially those who feature a main character who grows through her experiences, you can't get better than this series, set in Alaska with Kate, a trained investigator who battles her past, her Aleut Native heritage and murderers aplenty.  In recent books, Kate has mellowed and come to terms, mostly, with the machinations of her dead Emaa (grandmother) and her Aunties, who are living legends in the Park, a generi

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