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“The Gun” by CJ Chivers will be featured on Fresh Air on NPR on October 12th, his book release date…. so all you NPR junkies better tune in! Very exciting, and a little weird considering we got our last pick Happy Marriage from Fresh Air.

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Local Writers Published

Check out the recently published book from Karen’s neighbor:

Rich, Free and Miserable The Failure of Success in America by John Brueggemann

And another from a friend of Lori’s:

Epiphany The Untold Epic Journey of the Magi by Paul Harrington

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October Book and Meeting

We will be reading our final classic for 2010, Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl.  The meeting is October 19th at Christine’s house.  Start thinking of classic selections for next year – we will finalize the classics for 2011 at our November meeting.

Many other books were briefly discussed last evening – check them out!

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

Little Bee A Novel by Chris Cleave

Room A Novel by Emma Donoghue

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

Breaking Night A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard by Liz Murray

Citrus County by John Brandon

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Thanks to Karen for a wonderful evening!!

Next month is our final classic for 2010, Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl. The meeting is October 19th at my house. Start thinking of selections for next year.

Christine

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The Gun

C.J. Chivers’ “The Gun” will be released on October 12th.  It is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.com as well as a couple of other sites.  The book is going to be a tremendous read, one that will resonate across several different spectrums:  historians, gun nuts, social scientists, conspiracy theorists, veterans and more.  There is one chapter in particular involving the famous M-16 fiasco that stands a good chance of being converted into a major motion picture.  Several magazines, including Esquire, will also be serializing the book in the coming month.  The early reviewers are universally enthralled. 

Book Signing Tour will include a stop at the Saratoga Springs Barnes & Noble off Exit 15 on Saturday November 13th at 2:00 p.m.  I assume this will involve some feeding and watering back at Dawn’s house afterwards …details to follow on that front.  www.cjchivers.com

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Baby Abigail

Lynn and family welcomed to the world Abigail Elizabeth on 9/17 at 10:59PM. She is 19.5 inches long and 8lbs 6oz.

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