Tuesday, November 24, 2015

December Adult Book Club Selections


Now reading for December meetings of a Burbank Public Library Book Club
near you!




Brown Bag Book Club will discuss The History Boys, by Alan Bennett. 
at their meeting on Tuesday, December 15th at noon, at the Central Library:

An unruly bunch of bright, funny, sixth-form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. A maverick English teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher. A headmaster obsessed with results; a history teacher who thinks he's a fool.

In Alan Bennett's classic play, staff room rivalry and the anarchy of adolescence provoke insistent questions about history and how you teach it; about education and its purpose.

The History Boys premiered at the National in May, 2004. It has won multiple awards, including the 2005 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play and the 2006 Tony Award for Best Play.

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The Scene of the Crime Mystery Book Club will discuss The Crossing Places, by Elly Griffiths, at their Tuesday, December 15th meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the story time room at Buena Vista Branch.

When she’s not digging up bones or other ancient objects, quirky, tart-tongued archaeologist Ruth Galloway lives happily alone in a remote area called Saltmarsh near Norfolk, land that was sacred to its Iron Age inhabitants - not quite earth, not quite sea.

When a child’s bones are found on a desolate beach nearby, Detective Chief Inspector Harry Nelson calls Galloway for help. Nelson thinks he has found the remains of Lucy Downey, a little girl who went missing 10 years ago. Since her disappearance, he has been receiving bizarre letters about her, letters with references to ritual and sacrifice.

The bones actually turn out to be two thousand years old, but Ruth is soon drawn into the Lucy Downey case and into the mind of the letter writer, who seems to have both archaeological knowledge and eerie psychic powers. Then another child goes missing and the hunt is on to find her. As the letter writer moves closer and the windswept Norfolk landscape exerts its power, Ruth finds herself in completely new territory - and in serious danger.



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Genre-X Book Club (not your mother's book club) will meet on Thursday, December 17, to discuss Watchmen, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. The club meets at the Central Library at 7:00 p.m.

As former members of a disbanded group of superheroes called the Crimebusters start turning up dead, the remaining members of the group try to discover the identity of the murderer before they, too,
are killed.

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