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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Twists and Turns

For those who have yet to read The Uncommon Reader, we won’t spoil the surprise ending. But, author Alan Bennett is certainly not the first to enjoy startling his readers. Here are a few titles of books with twisted endings from a list compiled by the subscribers of the Fiction_L mailing list that includes many librarians and other information professionals.

Bee Season by Myla Goldberg

The Giant’s House by Elizabeth McCracken

The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter by Sharon McCrumb

The Last Time They Met by Anita Shreve

Other Side of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon

Do you have a favorite book that took you by surprise?

All Fairfax Reads Book Discussions and Activities

If you would like to discuss The Uncommon Reader this week, you can participate in a discussion led by facilitator Wendi Kaufman of John Hopkins University on:
Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m. Sherwood Regional Library
Sept. 11
, 7:30 p.m. Reston Regional Library

Other discussions and All Fairfax Reads activities in the next week include:
Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m. at the Pohick Regional Library
The Art of Flower Arranging, UK Style. The art of flower arranging and the features of an English garden, presented by floral designer and horticulturist Bruce Nash.

Sept. 16, 10:30 a.m. at the George Mason Regional LibraryAll Fairfax Reads Movie. A screening of the 2006 movie featuring Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II and the events immediately after the death of Princess Diana.

Sept. 17, 7:15 p.m Oakton Library
Book Discussion. The Uncommon Reader.

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