Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

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, Wellington.

OctoberDaughter 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.

NovemberMistress 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)

MarchThe Devil in the White City: Murder: Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America, by Erik Larson (2003) This is non-fiction.

AprilA Dream in Polar Fog, by Yuri Rytkheu (2005)

May – Book talk and Selection of Titles for September, 2007




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