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DECEMBER 6, 2011
Run by Ann Patchett
This month the On-the-Road at Starbucks Book Club will revisit a favorite author, Ann Patchett.  Join us on Tuesday, January 3 at 7:00 p.m. at the Starbucks in Oakwood to discuss Run, a tale about the Doyle family of Boston, Massachusetts.
What a difference a snowy night makes. Bernard Doyle was a proud American Irishman and served once as Boston’s mayor and wouldn’t you know he’d like his children to follow in his footsteps.  But his adopted African American sons, Tip and Teddy, have other interests.  When they tell him that neither of them want to attend a Jesse Jackson lecture, Bernard blows his stack, Tip steps off a curb into oncoming traffic, and things veer wildly toward domestic mayhem.
To learn more about Run, take a look at the Reader’s Guide and read reviews from journals and newspapers:
There is also an Audio Book Review you might enjoy by Maureen Corrigan from NPR.
For a bit more background bone up here on the Irish Americans, Jesse Jackson, and see a map of the Harvard Campus.
You will find more information about Ann Patchett in biographies from and Barnes & Noble.  Patchett received the Orange Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award in 2002 for her novel, Bel Canto, which was a favorite of our own book club readers.
You will find these Ann Patchett books at the library:
Did you know Ann’s mother is the novelist Jeanne Ray?   The library has several of her books also: 

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