Last Thursday Book Club
2002 Schedule

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Meeting Date Host Selection Notes
31 January 2002
Gary Ganong (298-4731) 
801 Rio Arriba SE

(aerial photo)

Click for Kim's entry - reviewsKim
by Rudyard Kipling

LTBC Meeting Minutes and Votes on Kim

.Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

This Week's Kipling Poem.

Many copies available in the Rio Grande Library System. Kim is found in the Children's Section, but is not a child's book.
28 February  2002

John Taylor  (298-0849) 
12704 Hugh Graham Road NE

N: Tramway
E: Comanche
S: Embudito
W: Hugh Graham
on left.

[3 rights]

Bend Sinister - 11th novel by Nabokov

Bend Sinister 
Vladimir Nabokov

A very good Nabakov Web site is given here. Tom noted the "Zembla" site. They must be the same.

 Alert!  There are only two (2) copies of Bend Sinister in the Albuquerque Library System.  Members will [gasp!] have to purchase new copies, e.g., at Barnes and Noble, or - Keith and Tom each own personal copies. has ~ a dozen used copies from $0.90 to $7.50 in price, plus $3.49 shipping & handling.

LTBC Meeting Minutes and Votes on Nabokov's Bend Sinister

2 April 2002
Don Benoist (296-2533) 
7709 Harwood Ave NE

West of Wyoming, between Comanche and Mont- gomery; one block N of Comanche; turn west onto Harwood, two long blocks down on right.

GBS as young man c. 1880
Man and Superman
George Bernard Shaw

Brief bio

G. Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950
Of course this is actually a play, but I think it will be fun to read. 

Please Note!  The last Thursday in March is actually the first Tuesday in April!  [apparently a residual from Y2K].

25 April 2002
Earl L. Kinsley (299-2334)
1000 Stagecoach SE
Into 4-Hills, when you come to the fork - don't take it!  7th House on left.
by Dava Sobel. 

Interview with Dava Sobel

 There are six copies of Longitude in the Albuquerque Public Library.
30 May 2002
Mike Blackledge (294-6030) 
14321 Stalgren Ct. NE 

(aerial photo)
From Tramway & Copper, go east 5 streets, turn right, then left.

  My Antonia

by Willa Cather

Willa Cather
27 June 2002
Rob Easterling (298-7083) 
7800 Northridge NE

North of Montgomery; between Wyo & Penn.
Going N on Wyoming, it's the first
left-hand onto a residential street.

A Bend in the River
 by V. S. Naipaul

NY Times review

LTBC review

V. S. Naipaul

Naipaul was 2001's Nobel winner in literature.

18 July 2002
Keith Gilbert (265-8122) 

913 Parkland Circle NE

Go East on Zuni to Carlisle;
Go South on Carlisle until the median disapears;
(or changes drastically);
Go West;
Keith is on this street, on the North side.

Swift as Desire

by Laura Esquivel

   - About the book

LTBC review

LAURA ESQUIVEL is the award-winning and bestselling author of Like Water for Chocolate, which has sold over four and a half million copies around the world in 35 languages; The Law of Love; and, most recently, Between Two Fires. She lives in Mexico City. 
 29 August 2002
Vern Gibbs  (281-3639) 
Sandia Park 
Head toward the Ski Area; take the first right onto Old Crest - good luck!


The Chosen 

by Chaim Potok

LTBC review

If you become interested in the history of the Irgun, Etzel and Lehi "fighters" in Palestine while reading the "Chosen", there are many web sites, such as:

    Etzel Fighters

     Lehi Fighters
    Irgun History
              - Gary

Obit:  23 July 2002

26 September 2002


Ben Smith
3918 Solano Pl, NE

From Constitution and Carlisle, go EAST one long block to Morningside. Turn left and go one block north and turn left on Solano Place. 

Cover from Julian - Ballantine - FictionJulian by Gore Vidal

Bio on Gore Vidal

Roman Army Talk on Julian

For Sept 2002, Ben will host Gore Vidal.  Ben will make the books available to club members at a reasonable price at the August 2002 meeting. [$3 for paperback, $6 for hardcopy.]

Gore Vidal's fictional recreation of the
 Roman Empire teetering on the crux of Christianity and ruled by an emperor who was an inveterate dabbler in arcane hocus-pocus, a prig, a bigot, and a dazzling and brilliant leader.

LTBC review


24 October 2002 

Ron B. 
.. Loma Linda SE
between Carlisle and Washington, take Montclaire south.

It's Not About The Bike

by  Lance Armstrong

 World champion bicyclist's bout with cancer.

 16 copies in library. In paperback at a fine bookstore near you.

[3rd] Thursday: 
21 November 2002
[Thursday before Thanksgiving]


Tom Genoni  (292-4985)
1616 Catron SE
The Heart of the Matter
by Graham Greene
Named as one of the 100 best English-language novels of the century. 
Novel by Graham Greene, published in 1948. The work is considered by some critics to be part of a "Catholic trilogy" that included Greene's Brighton Rock (1938) and The Power and the Glory (1940). Set during World War II in a bleak area of West Africa, the novel concerns the moral dilemmas facing Scobie, an honorable and decent deputy commissioner of police who is torn between compassion for his wife Louise and love and pity for Helen, a young widow with whom he has an affair.
19 December 2002 
[Thursday before Christmas]
Henry Ellis 
1709 Conestoga Dr SE  - In 4-Hills, turn right on Stagecoach,  past Rio Arriba, past Catron

"Founding Brothers"
Joseph Ellis
Non-fiction:  973.4 in the Library. ~ 20 copies available.

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LTBC 2002 schedule last updated: 29 November 2002

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