One night, George Duncan - decent man, a good man - is woken by a noise in his garden. Impossibly, a great white crane has tumbled to earth, shot through its wing by an arrow. Unexpectedly moved, George helps the bird, and from the moment he watches it fly off, his life is transformed. The next day, a kind but enigmatic woman walks into George's shop. Suddenly a new world…
Join Gen X and Y'ers for lively book discussions. This month's discussion is The Princess Bride by William Goldman.
The Contemporary Literature Book Discussion group meets the second Wednesday of every month at Civic Center Library. The book for this month is The boys in the Boat : Nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Olympics by Daniel James Brown.
Join us for a lively discussion at Appaloosa Library. This month we will be discussing East Wind, West Wind by Pearl S. Buck. Newcomers welcome.
Patroclus, an awkward young prince, follows Achilles into war, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they have learned, everything they hold dear. And that, before he is ready, he will be forced to surrender his friend to the hands of Fate. Set during the Trojan War.
Told in four distinct voices, the winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction 2004 is a courageous novel of tender emotion and sparkling wit, encapsulating the most American of experiences: the immigrant's life.
Following his girlfriend to her new teaching position in Thailand, a young reporter researches the story of American anthropologist Martiya van der Leun, following her suicide in the Thai prison where she was serving a lengthy sentence for murder.