Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Alaska,
Taken from the Fall, 2006 Course Schedule. Over the course of seven
months, every Tuesday OLLI members will have a chance to discuss the
latest and best fiction at the local library.
September – Curious Incident of the Dog
in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon (2003). A fresh and inventive
novel narrated by 15-year-old Christopher Boone, an autistic math genius
who has just discovered the dead body of his neighbor’s poodle,
October – Daughter of Time, by Josephine
Tey (1951). This is a classic “cold case” mystery in which
a 20th century policeman sees a picture of Richard III and reinvestigates
Richard’s role in the murder of the princes in the Tower using
information about Richard’s time.
November – Mistress of Spices, by Chitra
Banerjee Divakaruni (1997). Tilo, proprietress of the Spice Bazaar in
Oakland, California, is not the elderly Indian woman she appears to
be. Trained as a mistress of spices, she evokes the magical powers of
the spices of her homeland to help her customers.
February – Love in the Time of Cholera,
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1988)
March – The Devil in the White City: Murder:
Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America, by Erik Larson
(2003) This is non-fiction.
April – A Dream in Polar Fog, by Yuri
May – Book talk and Selection of Titles for