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Book Discussions, Book Talks, Author Visits

Novel Conversations (meets on the first Monday)

Monday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m., Lois Bell Room

Private, by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

Former CIA agent Jack Morgan inherits his father's elite Los Angeles detective agency and along with it such cases as an NFL gambling scandal, eighteen unsolved schoolgirl slayings, and the murder of his best friend's wife. First book in the Private Detective Agency mystery series.

International Book-ings (meets on the second Wednesday; features fiction & nonfiction either set in international locales, or with international authors)

This group's main focus is on authors and locations from around the world. Books are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk and at each meeting. When possible, movie tie-ins will be presented.

Wednesday, March 11 at 1 p.m., Lois Bell Room

The Housemaid’s Daughter, by Barbara Mutch

Set in early 20th century South Africa, the author’s stunning first novel tells a story of love and duty colliding on the stark plains of Apartheid-era South Africa. The time span is from the early 1920s to the 1950s. Although the style of this novel seems simple, it deals with very complex issues. The Housemaid’s Daughter gives us a glimpse into South Africa when Apartheid is becoming more of a threat and a danger to all who live there. Blacks, whites and colored are all affected by the rules and dangers of breaking those rules. (from

Local Author Fair

Sat., May 30

Information will be posted as details develop.

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