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Book Talk to cover ten terrific reads


Last updated 9/1/2006 at Noon

the Fallbrook Library announce their popular Book Talks program will have its first meeting of the season September 14.

Book Talks begin at 1:30 p.m. and are held in the Fallbrook Public Utility District building, 990 E. Mission Road, Fallbrook. Each session is approximately one to one and a half hours long. The public is invited. Attendees do not need to have read the book prior to coming to Book Talks. Reservations are not required and Book Talks are free.

Ten different knowledgeable people will lead Book Talks. Each person has chosen a book for discussion. Choices are made based on the individual’s personal interest in the book, its overall appeal to other readers, its theme or relevancy to the month or other activities taking place in Fallbrook.

Each leader will present information about the book’s author, then lead a discussion about the book itself. Both fiction and nonfiction titles are represented on this season’s list.

First up on September 14 is “Brick Lane: A Novel” by author Monica Ali. It is a story about a Bangladeshi woman transported to London to endure an arranged marriage who discovers the power of free choice.

The remainder of the schedule includes:

• “The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary” by Simon Winchester —October 12, led by Gloria Mattson

• “Samurai’s Garden: A Novel” by Gail Tsukiyama — November 9, led by Joyce Esbensen

• “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed” by Jared Diamond — December 14, led by Tom Lee

• “My Brother Michael” by Mary Stewart — January 11, led by Lynette Wood

• “Pegasus Descending: A Dave Robicheaux Novel” by James Lee Burke — February 8, led by Paul Croy

• “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro — March 8, led by Carrie Repking

• “My Life in France” by Julia Child and Alex Prud’Homme — April 12, led by Marlo Miller

• “Beethoven: His Spiritual Development” by J.W.N. Sullivan — May 10, led by Fallbrook Music Society President Dr. Brenda Monteil

• “Dear Theo: The Autobiography of Vincent Van Gogh” by Irving Stone — June 14, led by Cloyd Bedke

For information about Book Talks, contact Gloria Mattson at (760)723-2403.


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