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The Crossings Book Club – July Meeting

The next meeting of the Crossings book club is Tuesday, July 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Crossings clubhouse. (The Walnut Country HOA Clubhouse (44965 S Larwin Ave, Concord, CA 94521) We’ll be discussing Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon, a … Continue reading

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The members have chosen the next three books for The Crossings Bookclub, two nonfiction titles and a novel. In June, we’ll be reading In the Garden of Beasts by Eric Larsen, an account of William Dodd’s Ambassadorship to Germany during … Continue reading

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The Crossings Bookclub – May Meeting

This month’s bookclub selection is the historical mystery novel Dissolution by C.J. Sansom. The meeting to discus the novel is Tuesday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Crossings clubhouse. (The Walnut Country HOA Clubhouse (44965 S Larwin Ave, Concord, … Continue reading

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The Crossings Bookclub – April and May Selections

For April, the members have chosen The Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Corasanti, a very personal story of great tragedy and triumph in the setting of modern Palestine during the Israeli occupation and settlement. For May, the book chosen was … Continue reading

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The Crossings Book Club

New Book Club! So, I realize the fact that a new book club has formed isn’t exactly earth-shattering news. We’ve had our first meeting, we’ve chosen a schedule, we’ve chosen a book to read. We’ve even chosen who will bring … Continue reading

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New Arrivals: Entertainment Reference Shelf

We’ve acquired a short stack of McFarland reference books on film, television and radio. All the info at your fingertips on police on film, early sound films, B Western movie actors, radio crime fighters and more! An autobiography by James … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo is here again!

November is National Novel Writing Month. The time of year when thousands of enthusiastic writers pick up their pencils, their laptops, their typewriters or some other weird writing implement of their choice and pound out a novel in 30 days. … Continue reading

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Trains and Boats and Planes

Transportation enthusiasts! Looking for books on railroading, maritime history, or aviation? Check out our new catalogs (pull down the menu on the black bar above). Under Aviation you’ll find books on fighter planes for both the historian and the airplane … Continue reading

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Lists of Things

I have a weakness for long lists of things. If I see a bibliography or a dictionary sitting on bookshelf, no matter what it is — a book of cowboy slang, a list of autobiographies by Vietnam veterans or every … Continue reading

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It’s NaNoWriMo Time!

November is National Novel Writing Month. The time of year when thousands of enthusiastic writers pick up their pencils, their laptops, their typewriters or some other weird writing implement of their choice and pound out a novel in 30 days. … Continue reading

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