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21st century literature essays fiction French Resistance historical fiction inventive Libertines moral choices multiple characters Nazis Paris truth WWI WWII

A Confederacy of Dunces , by John Kennedy Toole

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In Tokyo, 16 year old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun.  Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a lunchbox. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao’s drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future.

In Tokyo, 16 year old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a lunchbox. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao’s drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future.

Their average age was twenty-five. They came from Berkeley, Cambridge, Paris, London, Chicago--and arrived in New Mexico ready for adventure, or at least resigned to it. But hope quickly turned to hardship as they were forced to adapt to a rugged military town where everything was a secret, including what their husbands were doing at the lab. They lived in barely finished houses with P.O. box addresses in a town wreathed with barbed wire,

Their average age was twenty-five. They came from Berkeley, Cambridge, Paris, London, Chicago--and arrived in New Mexico ready for adventure, or at least resigned to it. But hope quickly turned to hardship as they were forced to adapt to a rugged military town where everything was a secret, including what their husbands were doing at the lab. They lived in barely finished houses with P.O. box addresses in a town wreathed with barbed wire,

Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart - Traces the author’s experiences as a young bullied Jewish-Russian immigrant in Queens, his haphazard college pursuits, and his initial forays into a literary career. Recommended by: Lisa Caputo, Assistant Library Director

'You Can't Be This Furry' And Other Life Lessons From Gary Shteyngart

Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart - Traces the author’s experiences as a young bullied Jewish-Russian immigrant in Queens, his haphazard college pursuits, and his initial forays into a literary career. Recommended by: Lisa Caputo, Assistant Library Director

Neil Patrick Harris’ Autobiography Is A "Choose Your Own Adventure" Book

Neil Patrick Harris' Autobiography Is A "Choose Your Own Adventure" Book

Neil Patrick Harris’ Autobiography Is A "Choose Your Own Adventure" Book

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(Book Club Meeting 10/12/2016):  The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

(Book Club Meeting 10/12/2016): The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

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