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Knight, Brenda

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Conari Press 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920.72 KNI

Nafisi, Azar.

Summary: This is the story of Azar Nafisi's dream and of the nightmare that made it come true. For two years before she left Iran in 1997, Nafisi gathered seven young women at her house every Thursday morning to read and discuss forbidden works of Western literature. They were all former students whom she had taught at university. They were unaccustomed to being asked to speak their minds, but soon they...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2003

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 820.9 Nafisi

Drabble, Margaret

Summary: Receiving the two-hundred-year-old memoir of a Korean crown princess from an anonymous sender, Oxford student Barbara Halliwell reads about the princess's life and finds profound changes occurring within her present-day London home.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DRA

Miller, Jane

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 1986

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 823.09 MIL

Bollmann, Stefan

Summary: "A compendium of more than 70 iconic works of art featuring women who read, from the Virgin Mary to Marilyn Monroe"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abbeville Press Publishers 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 BOL

Nafisi, Azar.

Summary: Prof. Nafisi resigned from her job as professor of English Literature at a university in Tehran in 1995 due to repressive government policies. For the next 2 years, until she left Iran, she gathered 7 young women, former students, at her house every Thursday morning to read and discuss works of Western literature forbidden by the new regime. They used this forum to learn to speak freely, not...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 820.9 NAF

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: BenBella Books 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 823.7 FLI

Morgan, Ann (Ann Beatrice)

Summary: "A beguiling exploration of the joys of reading across boundaries, inspired by the author's year-long journey through a book from every country. Following an impulse to read more internationally, journalist Ann Morgan undertook first to define "the world" and then to find a story from each of 196 nations. Tireless in her quest and assisted by generous, far-flung strangers, Morgan discovered not...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 810 MOR

McDermid, Val.

Summary: A modern retelling of Jane Austen's classic novel finds bookish minister's daughter Cat Morland joining her well-to-do friends in Edinburgh and falling for an up-and-coming lawyer who may harbor unsettling secrets.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MCD

Bivald, Katarina

Summary: It all began with a correspondence between two quite different women: 28-year-old Sara from Haninge, Sweden, and 65-year-old Amy from the small town of Broken Wheel, Iowa. After years of exchanging books, letters and thoughts on the meaning of literature and life, Sara, mousy, disheveled, who has never been anywhere in her life; has really lived only for her work in a beloved bookshop, which...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC BIV

Bivald, Katarina

Summary: "Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her pen pal, Amy. When she arrives, however, she finds that Amy's funeral has just ended. Luckily, the townspeople are happy to look after their bewildered tourist--even if they don't understand her peculiar need for books. Marooned in a farm town that's almost beyond repair, Sara starts a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Landmark 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC BIV

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BIV

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION BIV

McDermid, Val

Summary: A modern retelling of Jane Austen's classic novel finds bookish minister's daughter Cat Morland joining her well-to-do friends in Edinburgh and falling for an up-and-coming lawyer who may harbor unsettling secrets.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pgw 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MCD

Fforde, Jasper.

Summary: The threat of all-out Genre war looms over BookWorld. But with the real Thursday Next retired in the real world, the Council of Genres has no other choice than to tap the fictional Thursday to save the day. Her mission as emissary is to prevent the brewing war--but her task is made more difficult by a hidden foe manipulating events.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC FFO

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD Fiction Fforde 2011

Hood, Ann

Summary: Ava's twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group's goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC HOO