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Brown Bag Book Club -- The Sympathizer by Viet Than Nguyen
Nov
1
1:00 AM01:00

Brown Bag Book Club -- The Sympathizer by Viet Than Nguyen

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The Brown Bag Book Club meets the first Wednesday of every month at 1 P.M.

The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as six other awards, The Sympathizer is a sweeping epic of love and betrayal. The narrator, a communist double agent, is a "man of two minds", a half-French, half-Vietnamese army captain who arranges to come to America after the Fall of Saigon, and while building a new life with other Vietnamese refugees in Los Angeles is secretly reporting back to his communist superiors in Vietnam.

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Brown Bag Book Club, News of the World by Paulette Jiles
Oct
4
1:00 PM13:00

Brown Bag Book Club, News of the World by Paulette Jiles

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The Brown Bag Book Club meets the first Wednesday of every month at 1 P.M.

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, and trust.

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Brown Bag Book Club, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
Sep
6
1:00 PM13:00

Brown Bag Book Club, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance

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The Brown Bag Book Club meets the first Wednesday of every month at 1 P.M.

#1 New York Times bestseller, named by the Times as one of the "6 books to help understand Trump's win" and soon to be a major motion-picture directed by Ron Howard.

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Moonday Poetry, Deborah Kolodji & Richard Jarrette
Aug
20
4:00 PM16:00

Moonday Poetry, Deborah Kolodji & Richard Jarrette

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Moonday Poetry readings are featured five times a year on Sundays at 4 P.M.

Richard Jarrette is the author of Beso the Donkey (Michigan State University Press, 2010) -- Gold Medal Poetry Midwest Independent Publishers Association 2011, Chinese translation by Yun Wang forthcoming; A Hundred Million Years of Nectar Dances (Green Writers Press, 2015); The Pond (Green Writers Press, Oct. 2017) -- Chapter V of Nectar Dances with paintings by Susan Solomon; The Beatitudes of Ekaterina (Green Writers Press, Oct. 2017). His books have been endorsed by W.S. Merwin, Jane Hirshfield, Joseph Stroud, Sam Hamill, David Ferry and used as texts for Influence of Buddhism on Contemporary Literature in MFA courses. He has three self-cleaning adult children and four grandchildren and lives part-time with some of them on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains.

Deborah P. Kolodji is the California Regional Coordinator for the Haiku Society of America and moderates the Southern California Haiku Study Group. As former president of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association, she created the Dwarf Stars Anthology, which honors the best short speculative poetry, 1-10 lines long, from the previous years. Debbie has published over 900 haiku and 4 chapbooks of poetry. Her first full-length book of haiku and senryu, highway of sleeping towns, is available from Shabda Press and was awarded a Touchstone Distinguished Book Award as well as an Honorable Mention in the Haiku Society of America Merit Books Awards. She has also published short stories in Thema and Tales of the Talisman, and a short memoir in Chicken Soup for the Dieter's Soul.

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The Adults Who Read YA Book Club, What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler
Aug
3
10:30 AM10:30

The Adults Who Read YA Book Club, What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler

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The Adults Who Read YA Book Club meets the first Thursday of every month at 10:30 A.M.

The story of a town worn apart by the events surrounding the rape of a drunk girl at a house party, from the perspective of the partygoers who witnessed it.

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