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Friday, November 21, 2008

Fun Books

Robert Gray, a contributing editor to Shelf Awareness, an online newsletter for independent book sellers, recently asked his readers what some of their “fun books” were. Here are some of their suggestions:

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

Heart in the Right Place by Carolyn Jourdan

Enlightenment for Idiots by Anne Cushman

Texasville by Larry McMurtry

Dear James by Jon Hassler

What makes a book “fun” for you? Share your favorites.

Don’t Miss . . .

Sat., Nov. 22, 11 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library
Care with Dignity. Frank Fuerst, author of Alzheimer's Care with Dignity, will talk about his personal experiences as his wife's caregiver and offer practical tips. Call 703-293-6227 to sign up.

Sat., Nov. 22, 3 p.m. Kingstowne Library
Fairfax County African American Stories and the Jamestown 400 Legacy. Supervisor Jeff McKay of the Lee District will moderate a discussion on Fairfax County African-American Stories with some of the authors of Fairfax County Stories 1607-2007. Phyllis Walker Ford will also talk about the Laurel Grove School Call 703-339-4610 to sign up.

Tues., Nov. 25, 2 p.m. Patrick Henry Library
Great Decisions 2008 - Russia. This Foreign Policy Association seminar, presented in partnership with Shepherd's Center of Oakton-Vienna, provides a forum for discussing and learning about foreign policy issues. Call 703-938-0405 to sign up.

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