Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Read with the AAUW Kingston Branch

Reading List for Sept. 2009 to June 2010

The daytime book group meets at 1 pm, usually on the third Tuesday of the month, at the Kingston Library. Contact Marjorie Regan with any questions.

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September 15, 2009 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

A young Jewish youth escapes Nazi ruled Czechoslovakia to become a cartoon artist in New York City.

October 20, 2009 Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson. Mortenson tells the story of his time in Afghanistan winning over tribesmen and building schools for girls despite the dangers.This is a book in a bag selection. Don’t buy the book. You will get it Sept. 15th.

November 17, 2009 As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner. Commentary from the Web: The Bundren family makes a perilous journey to Jefferson to bury their matriarch, Addie, among her people. This novel explores grieving, community and family.

December 15th, 2009 Japanese Inn by Oliver Statler .Five hundred years of Japanese history, from 1500 to 2000 is told by a series of Innkeepers. James Michener called it a minor classic.

January 19th, 2010 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse by Vicente Blasco Ibanez. This story follows the members of one French family and their different experiences in World War 1.

February 16, 2010 The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines. The main character is a child at the time of the Civil War and lives to be over 100. She reflects on the events she has lived through and makes intelligent and hopeful interpretations.

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March 16, 2010
. First Mothers: The Women Who Shaped the Presidents by Bonnie Angelo. Interesting stories of our Presidents’ mothers and how they raised their sons.

April 20, 2010. Vivi Hlvasa will select a book to be read by the whole community

May 18, 2010. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. This fictional story is told through letters. It begins in January 1946 when English writer Julie Ashton receives a letter from a member of the GLPPPS. She learns of the World War 2 German occupation of the island of Guersey and how the book club helped the British on Guersey to psychologically survive the War.

June 15, 2010. Peony In Love by Lisa See. This is a Chinese Romeo and Juliet story with a wealthy Chinese cultural background. It explains how religion affected daily life. This is the 2nd book by the author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.

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