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Close to Famous by Joan Bauer

Books for Young Bakers

Middle grade novels that incorporate baking

I am normally an outdoorsy person, and with parents who grew up in Maine and Wisconsin, you would think I would spend all winter sledding down hills and finding places to ski.  I love snowshoeing and walking through freshly fallen snow, but I also appreciate cold, snowy afternoons spent indoors with my cats and a hot cup of tea.

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Impossible Love

Novels of ill-fated relationships

Complex even when unchallenged and reciprocal, love grows in complication when met with any type of resistance.   Such resistance can be large scale, such as cultural disapproval, or more intimate, such as the health of one of the lovers.   Drawn mostly from Literary Fiction, the following works differ in the reasons why the lovers’ relationships are fraught -- but they share heartbreaking results rendered with such emotional acuity that they inspire in the reader as much appreciation as heartache. 

Author Eric Dregni

Author Talk - Professor Eric Dregni

Discussing his book "Never Trust a Thin Cook..."

Dean of the Italian Concordia Language Village and Assistant Professor of English and  journalism at Concordia University, Eric Dregni  is the author of sixteen books.  Professor Dregni will talk about some of  his books including the popular Never Trust a Thin Cook and ot

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Suspended Sentences

The Georgetown Book Club's February selection

Before being awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature, French novelist Patrick Modiano was not widely known outside his home country. However, for his readers, his preoccupations have long been clear, as his work often explores the Nazi occupation of Paris and its aftermath.

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Friendships Between Women

Well-depicted female bonds in Literary Fiction and one Memoir.

Intimate. Challenging. Supportive. Absorbing. Provocative. Close friendships between two women can be all of these things and many more -- sometimes all at once. Just as no woman -- no human being -- is like another, so too are bonds between women diverse, and just as women as individuals continue to develop throughout life, so too can the bonds between them.

Kate Chopin - Author

Classics Reading Group - Discusses Kate Chopin's "The Awakening"

Tuesday January 5th, 2016 1:00 p.m.

Kate Chopin (1850–1904) is an American writer best known for her stories about the inner lives of sensitive, daring women. She is widely recognized as one of America’s essential authors. Chopin started writing in her thirties and within a decade published ninety five short stories, two novels as well as several poems and critical essays..   

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Georgetown Book Club: God Help the Child

Selection for January

As its title suggests, Toni Morrison's 2015 novel God Help the Child center

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My Brilliant Friend

Georgetown Book Club's December selection

In My Brilliant Friend, Italian author Elena Ferrante introduces friends Elena and Lila, whose lives she goes on to follow throughout her recently completed

Beginning the Novel by David Hoof

Beginning the Novel

by David Hoof, Professor Emeritus of Writing, Georgetown University

David Hoof, Professor Emeritus of Writing, Georgetown University, will offer three workshops on Beginning the Novel.   Please join us on Saturdays - November 7, 14, and 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. Please call or email to register : 202-727-0232,  georgetownlibrary@dc.gov

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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

Georgetown Book Club's November Selection

In his 2015 nonfiction title, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the LusitaniaErik Larson chronicles the fate of ocean liner the RMS Lusitania, the sinking of which by German U-boat in May 1915 had far-reaching glob

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