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The White Tiger

by Aravind Adiga
Sunday, July 26, 2009

The narrator, in Adiga's unsettling fictional account, describes his escape from the bottom of India's (still) strict caste system through entrepreneurship...and, while on the path, murdering his mentor/"master". The author mixes tradition with contemporary. The "Indian Dream" (as was last century's "American Dream") is to take advantage of opportunity, for example, grab an outsourcing contract from corporate America and work while America sleeps. Hmmmmm, we have a lot to learn. Good for book groups...but not for the faint of heart.

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Fearless

by Taylor Swift
Sunday, July 26, 2009

I love this CD! I've listened to it like crazy. I'm not a Country fan but I've become a huge Taylor Swift fan - I think it's a great balance of popular and country so that fans of either type of music will enjoy it.
 
Janice, Youth Services
 

Loving Frank

by Nancy Horan
Thursday, May 28, 2009

This is a great book for book clubs!! Themes and events in the book will lead to a lively and spirited discussion. It is a fascinating work of historical fiction that will have you enthralled to the last page. It is one of those books that lead you to do further research on the topic (architecture) and people. The book chronicles the love affair between Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Borthwick Cheney from about 1907-1914. This was a shocking, scandoulous affair at the time since both Wright and Cheney were married to other people. Highly recommended!

Margaret B., Reference

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Starvation Lake

by Bryan Gruley
Thursday, May 28, 2009

This mystery is set in the fictional town of Starvation Lake in Michigan’s northern lower peninsula. Gus Carpenter has returned to his hometown to edit the local newspaper after a stint as a reporter at the Detroit Times goes bad. He’s not sure which is harder – returning home without the Pulitzer Prize he had in his sights, or continually trying to live down that one goal that got by him and cost his boyhood hockey team the state championship. But when the snowmobile on which his former coach had been riding when it went through the ice ten years earlier washes up on the shore of an entirely different lake, the investigation into...

Thursday, May 28, 2009

This book is about Jane Pohl, a daughter of a West Point army officer, and the horse, Fitzrada, with whom she forged a great partnership. If you love horses, you will really like this book. Even if you are not interested in horses, you may be interested in the historical aspects of the book regarding the army, West Point, and women’s lives in the 1940s and 50s. Fitzrada came from the U.S. army calvary stock and was scheduled to be destroyed. He was rescued by Jane and her father and became one of the most well-known show jumpers in the late 1940s. They won many championships together. Most men could not ride him but over the course of 5 years of...

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