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Thursday Evening Virtual Book Discussions 2020-2021

August 24th, 2020 · No Comments · Book Group, Books, City Library, E-Books, Events, Main Branch, Virtual Programs, West Branch

Here are our selections for our Thursday evening book discussion group for the 2020-2021 year.

Because we don’t yet know when we’ll be able to acquire multiple copies through interlibrary loan, we’ve made sure the first few titles are available in ebook format on Hoopla. There’s no waiting list for ebooks or audiobooks on Hoopla.

Also, because we don’t yet know when the library will resume in-person programming, all meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice.

All meetings will be held via Zoom at 6:00pm until in-person library programming resumes. Meeting dates and times subject to change, just like everything else in our lives right now.

September 10, 2020: Kristina McMorris. Sold on a Monday. 2018, 352 p. Formats: ebook (Libby, CloudLibrary, Hoopla), eaudio: (Libby, CloudLibrary, Hoopla)

Inspired by an actual newspaper photograph that stunned the nation, Sold on a Monday is a powerful novel of love, redemption, and the unexpected paths that bring us home.

October 8, 2020: Margaret Verble. Cherokee America. 2019, 385 p. Formats: ebook (Libby, CloudLibrary, Hoopla), eaudio (Hoopla)

In the Spring of 1875 in the Cherokee Nation, Check, a wealthy farmer and mother of five boys, must protect her mixed-race family and tight-knit community at all costs when violence erupts.

November 12, 2020: Michelle Alexander. The New Jim Crow: mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness. 2020, 377 p. Formats: ebook (Libby, CloudLibrary, Hoopla), eaudio (Libby)

Argues that the War on Drugs and policies that deny convicted felons equal access to employment, housing, education, and public benefits create a permanent under caste based largely on race.

December 10, 2020: A. J. Finn. The Woman in the window: a novel. 2018, 427 p. Formats: Large print, audiobook on CD, ebook (Libby, CloudLibrary, Hoopla), eaudio: (Libby, CloudLibrary, Hoopla)

An agoraphobic recluse languishes in her New York City home, drinking wine and spying on her neighbors, before witnessing a terrible crime through her window that exposes her secrets and raises questions about her perceptions of reality.

January 14, 2021: Robin DiAngelo. White fragility: why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism. 2018, 169 p. Formats: Ebook (Libby, CloudLibrary), eaudio (Libby, CloudLibrary)

Groundbreaking book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when discussing racism that serve to protect their positions and maintain racial inequality.

February 11, 2021: Ta-Nehisi Coates. The Water dancer: a novel. 2019, 403 p. Formats: Large print, audiobook on CD, ebook (Libby, CloudLibrary), eaudio (Libby, CloudLibrary)

A Virginia slave narrowly escapes a drowning death through the intervention of a mysterious force that compels his escape and personal underground war against slavery.

March 11, 2021: Sonia Purnell. A woman of no importance: the untold story of the American spy who helped win World War II. 2019, 352 p. Formats: Large print, ebook (Libby, CloudLibrary), eaudio (Libby)

Traces the story of mid-twentieth-century spy Virginia Hall, detailing her pivotal role in coordinating Resistance activities in Europe that helped change the course of World War II.

April 8, 2021: Elaine Weiss. The woman’s hour: the great fight to win the vote. 2018, 404 p. Formats: Large print, ebook (Libby)

An uplifting account of the 1920 ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted voting rights to women traces the culmination of seven decades of legal battles and cites the pivotal contributions of famous suffragists and political leaders.

May 13, 2021: Peter Stark. Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s lost Pacific empire: a story of wealth, ambition, and survival. 2014, 366 p. Formats: Ebook (CloudLibrary, Hoopla), eaudio (Hoopla)

Documents the 1810 to 1813 expedition, financed by millionaire John Jacob Astor and encouraged by Thomas Jefferson, to establish Fort Astoria, a trading post on the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest.

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