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Come join us for our Book Club!

The Book Club usually meets the Second Saturday of the month (3rd Saturday this month due to Library Holiday) from 10:30am until noon. Our reading choices can include fiction, nonfiction or biographies. Please come and share your ideas and book suggestions. New members are always welcome. Call 415 557-4293 for more information.

Book Club Selection:

November 18

This changes everything: capitalism vs. the climate DB80555

Klein, Naomi. Reading time: 22 hours, 3 minutes.
Read by Suzanne Duvall.

Science and Technology
Government and Politics
Nature and the Environment
Business and Economics

Author of The Shock Doctrine (DB 70280) examines the intersection of climate science and governmental and business priorities. Discusses climate change and its deniers, the economics of environmentalism claimed and ignored by businesses, and environmentalist efforts to force political policies to adapt. Bestseller. 2014.
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December 9

Fup DB21088

Dodge, Jim. Reading time: 1 hour, 48 minutes.
Read by John Polk.

Raunchy, boisterous, ninety-nine-year-old Jake Santee and his orphaned grandson adopt an abandoned duckling that soon becomes a full-fledged family member. Strong language.
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January 13

Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore DB75599

Sloan, Robin. Reading time: 9 hours, 48 minutes.
Read by Andy Pyle.

Suspense Fiction

While hunting for a new job, Web designer Clay Jannon wanders across Mr. Penumbra's Twenty-Four-Hour Bookstore, which sits next to a strip joint. Hired for the night shift, Clay is soon drawn into a world of mystery, intrigue, and kooky customers. 2012.
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February 10

Women, culture, & politics / DB32601

Davis, Angela Yvonne. Reading time: 6 hours, 11 minutes.
Read by Mary Woods.

Social Sciences
Government and Politics

In this collection of articles and former speeches, Davis proclaims her views on the pursuit of equality and peace, on international issues, and on education and culture, particularly as these issues relate to the condition of African-American women. Her continued commitment to communism is reflected in her arguments, as is her involvement in various movements against political and racial repression.
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March 13

Collected novellas / DB34384

García Márquez, Gabriel. Reading time: 8 hours, 31 minutes.
Read by David Hartley-Margolin.

Short Stories

"Leaf Storm," the first story by the Nobel Prize- winning author, conjures up the whirlwind of humanity that descends on a small Colombian town as a result of a civil war and a new company. "No One Writes to the Colonel" is a portrait of a proud, elderly, and impoverished man who is forced to sell his belongings to buy food. The final work, "Chronicle of a Death Foretold," reconstructs crime, executed while others stood by. Strong language.
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