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[20 Sep 2011 | One Comment | ]
The Whiskey Rebels — a different take on the Founding Fathers

On Nov. 10, the Book Bites Book Club at the Key West Library will return for the season to discuss The Whiskey Rebels by David Liss.  Here’s a review I wrote around the time the novel was published:
Historical hindsight tends to carry the air of the inevitable. Because we’ve all known so long about the American Revolution and worshiped the wisdom of the Founding Fathers, we assume it was meant to be, that fate decreed our nation would turn out the way it has.
Historical fiction is a useful reminder that …

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[11 Mar 2011 | Comments Off on One Island One Book 2011 continues! | ]
One Island One Book 2011 continues!

Book Bites reading group will have a special meeting Saturday March 12 at 2:00 for a discussion of Alison Lurie’s novel The Last Resort.  All are welcome to attend this informal discussion.

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[2 Mar 2011 | Comments Off on Cafe con Libros Thursday Morning Book Talk March 3rd | ]
Cafe con Libros Thursday Morning Book Talk March 3rd

Join us Thursday Monring when Joanna Schmida talks about her book The Woman at the Light:  Peril and Passion in Early Key West.  The social time starts at 9:30 with coffee and breakfast treats, the book talk starts at 10:00. 
Hope to see you at the Library!

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[16 Feb 2011 | Comments Off on Cafe con Libros Thursday Morning Book Talk at the Key West Library | ]
Cafe con Libros Thursday Morning Book Talk at the Key West Library

Join Rene Silvin as he gives his talk “An intimate look into the lives of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.”  Coffee and breakfast treats at 9:30, the talk begins at 10:00.  See you at the Library!

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[2 Feb 2011 | Comments Off on Cafe con Libros Thursday Morning Book Talk | ]
Cafe con Libros Thursday Morning Book Talk

Join us Thursday morning for W.C. Highfield, author of Streets and In Sun Down Far.  Social time at 9:30 with coffee and breakfast treats, book talk starts at 10:00.

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[14 May 2010 | Comments Off on Gatsby in the 21st Century! | ]
Gatsby in the 21st Century!

The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian
I recently read my first book by Bohjalian for a book club. We read The Great Gatsby then The Double Bind. First of all it was nice to reread Gatsby. I knew some of the characters play prominent rolls in DB so I wanted to refresh my memory on this book I have only read for school assignments. It was interesting to reread this book and refer back to it while reading DB. Since I was leading the book club I ignored “spoiler” alerts and …

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[25 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on Southernmost Literacy Book Club Meet-Up | ]
Southernmost Literacy Book Club Meet-Up

Join this dynamic group of adult literacy students as we explore new books together. Stay tuned to learn what the book topic is for this week. We’ll meet for 2 hours in the auditorium.

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[25 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on Book Bites Book Club: F. Scott Fitzgerald and Chris Bohjalian | ]
Book Bites Book Club: F. Scott Fitzgerald and Chris Bohjalian

Join the Book Bites Book Club in the auditorium as we discuss two great authors, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Chris Bohjalian.