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Fiction Book Discussion: Salvage the Bones

February 6 2014

Monday, February 10 (6:30 pm @ Main Library) & Thursday, February 13 (noon @ Peet’s Coffee, B Street & Mission in Downtown Hayward)

Mostly Literary Fiction Book Discussion: Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

As Hurricane Katrina builds over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, 14-year-old Esch and her three brothers are stocking food, but there isn’t much to save. Winner of the 2011 National Book Award, Jesmyn Ward’s big-hearted novel about familial love and community against all odds is the unforgettable story of motherless children sacrificing for one another as they can.

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Mystery Book Group: Maisie Dobbs

January 31 2014

Tuesday February 4, 11:30 a.m. at Le Paradis Bakery (D St. and Mission)

Maisie Dobbs isn’t just any young housemaid. Through her own natural intelligence—and the patronage of her benevolent employers—she works her way into college at Cambridge. When World War I breaks out, Maisie goes to the front as a nurse. It is there that she learns that coincidences are meaningful and the truth elusive. After the War, Maisie sets up on her own as a private investigator. But her very first assignment, seemingly an ordinary infidelity case, soon reveals a much deeper, darker web of secrets, which will force Maisie to revisit the horrors of the Great War and the love she left behind.

Fiction Book Group Discussion: “Aura”

November 13 2013

Noon at Mocama’s Deli & Ice Cream Shop (925 B Street, above Mission) and 6:30 pm at Room 2A, City Hall (777 B Street)

Mostly Literary Fiction Book Group discusses Aura by Carlos Fuentes - November 18, 2013

A classic tale of horror and fantastical romance by Latin American literary master Carlos Fuentes, which we will read in conjunction with the California Center for the Book’s Mosaico de Literatura program. Felipe Montero is employed in the house of an aged widow to edit her deceased husband’s memoirs. Felipe meets her beautiful niece, Aura. His passion for Aura and his discovery of the true relationship between Aura and her aunt propel the story to its extraordinary conclusion. Note that City Council member Francisco Zermeno will lead a discussion of this book in Spanish on Monday, November 25. See details below.


Sisters in Crime Mystery Panel

October 25 2013

julie-with-brushesAndy MacRaevinnie

Saturday October 26, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Main Library

What makes writers kill (their fictional characters?)  Join us for a Sisters in Crime panel discussion featuring local mystery authors Vinnie Hansen, the author of the Carol Sabala Mysteries, Andrew MacRae, the author of Murder Misdirected and Juliet Blackwell, the author of the Witchcraft Mystery series and the Haunted Home Renovation series. They will be discussing their writing processes, their books and the state of the publishing industry especially in this genre.  Questions are welcome.  Their latest titles will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served.

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Book Discussion Group: Beautiful Mystery

September 26 2013

Tuesday, October 1st, 11:30 a.m. at Le Paradis Bakery (D St. and Mission)

Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny

No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. They grow vegetables, they tend chickens, they make chocolate. And they sing. Ironically, for a community that has taken a vow of silence, the monks have become world-famous for their glorious voices, raised in ancient chants whose effect on both singer and listener is so profound it is known as “the beautiful mystery.”
But when the renowned choir director is murdered, the lock on the monastery’s massive wooden door is drawn back to admit Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir of the Sûreté du Québec.  As the peace of the monastery crumbles, Gamache is forced to confront some of his own demons, as well as those roaming the remote corridors. Before finding the killer, before restoring peace, the Chief must first consider the divine, the human, and the cracks in between.