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The UD Book Club begins the 2012/2013 academic year!
June - Suite Française by Irène Némirovski
July - State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
August - Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
October - The Alienist by Caleb Carr
November - Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
February - The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings
April - Lamb, the Gospel According to Biff by Christopher Moore
May - A Fierce Radiance by Lauren Belfer
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Our 2012/2013 Picks . . .
A Fierce Radiance by Lauren Belfer
Publication Date: 2010-06-15
The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "City of Light" pens a compelling, richly detailed, and absorbing tale of passion and intrigue set in New York City in the tumultuous early days of World War II.
Our May selection
Lamb by Christopher X Moore
Call Number: PS 3563 .P594 L36 2003
Publication Date: 2003
The birth of Jesus has been well chronicled, as have his glorious teachings, acts, and divine sacrifice after his thirtieth birthday. But no one knows about the early life of the Son of God, the missing years -- except Biff, the Messiah's best bud, who has been resurrected to tell the story in the divinely hilarious yet heartfelt work "reminiscent of Vonnegut and Douglas Adams" (Philadelphia Inquirer). Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more -- except maybe "Maggie," Mary of Magdala -- and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.
Our April selection
Now a major motion picture starring George Clooney and directed by Alexander Payne Fortunes have changed for the King family, descendants of Hawaiian royalty and one of the state’s largest landowners. Matthew King’s daughters—Scottie, a feisty ten-year-old, and Alex, a seventeen-year-old recovering drug addict—are out of control, and their charismatic, thrill-seeking mother, Joanie, lies in a coma after a boat-racing accident. She will soon be taken off life support. Forced to examine what they owe not only to the living but to the dead, Matt, Scottie, and Alex take to the road to find Joanie’s lover, on a memorable journey that leads to unforeseen humor, growth, and profound revelations.
Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
Call Number: PR 9619.3 .B7153 C36 2011
Publication Date: 2011
Our November selection
In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American graduate of Harvard College. From the few facts that survive of this extraordinary life, Brooks creates a luminous tale of passion and belief, magic and adventure.
Amazon Book Description: Beginning in Paris on the eve of the Nazi occupation in 1940. Suite Française tells the remarkable story of men and women thrown together in circumstances beyond their control. As Parisians flee the city, human folly surfaces in every imaginable way.