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Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake ANNA QUINDLEN
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
Thursday, May 17 at 7 PM*

Join us for a very special evening with the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and bestselling novelist. Quindlen has endeared herself to generations of women with her "Life in the 30s" column and her wonderful books. In Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake the author looks back on her life and considers how the choices she's made and the chances she's taken along the way have prepared her for the road ahead - bringing her distinctive and trusted voice of reflection and evaluation to the challenges and opportunities that await.

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State of WonderState of Wonder by Ann Patchett is now available in paperback!

This Book Club Pick by the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Bel Canto and The Magician's Assistant is the gripping story of Marina Singh, who is sent to the darkest corner of the Amazon to confront her mentor - a rogue scientist on the cusp of developing a fertility drug that could rock the medical profession (and reap enormous profits).

Marina finds the scientist's camp among the Lakashi, a gentle but enigmatic tribe whose women bear children until the end of their lives - and ends up letting go of everything she had held on to so dearly in her prescribed Midwestern life, in order to find herself.

Thrilling, disturbing and moving in equal measures—even better than Patchett's breakthrough Bel Canto. - Kirkus Reviews

Then Again Also in paperback: Then Again by Diane Keaton.

To write about herself, Keaton realized she had to write about her mother, too, and the bond that came to define both their lives. So she not only reveals herself to readers, she also lets them get to know her mother. An autobiography that goes beyond the legendary actress, it is a book about a very American family with very American dreams.

Both heartbreaking and joyful, [Then Again] covers the gamut of life experiences facing all women. - Chicago Sun-Times

Two Great Buyer's Choice Picks:

Home Home by Toni Morrison

An angry and self-loathing veteran of the Korean War, Frank Money returns home to find America as racist as ever. He has endured trauma on the front lines that left him with more than just physical scars. What saves him from despair is the need to rescue his equally damaged sister and bring her back to their small Georgia town, a place he has always despised. A deeply moving novel about an apparently defeated man finding his manhood - and his home.

Morrison's perfect prose [is] immaculate...Beautiful, brutal. - Publishers Weekly

In One Person In One Person by John Irving

In his most political novel since The Cider House Rules and A Prayer for Owen Meany, Irving has created an unforgettable portrait of the solitariness of a bisexual man who is dedicated to making himself "worthwhile" in this compelling, tragicomic story that explores desire, secrecy and sexual identity.

In One Person is a novel that makes you proud to be human. It is a book that not only accepts but also loves our differences. - Edmund White

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