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Brown Bag Book Club (Virtual Edition) 2020-2021

August 31st, 2020 · No Comments · Book Group, Books, City Library, E-Books, Events, Main Branch, Virtual Programs, West Branch

The Brown Bag Book Club meets the last Tuesday of the month by email. Contact the Library at 624-6550 ext. 3319 to learn how you can be part of the meeting. Here are our selections for this season.

September 29:  The Wright Brothers by David McCullough. David McCullough “shows us as never before how two Ohio boys from a remarkable family taught the world to fly.”  The Washington Post

October 27: Year of Wonders: a novel of the Plague, by Geraldine Brooks When an infected bolt of cloth carries plague to an isolated village, the villagers make the extraordinary choice to quarantine themselves for a year to arrest the spread of the disease.

November 24: The Day the World Came to Town, by Jim DeFede When 38 jetliners bound for the U. S. were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland on September 11, 2001 the citizens of this small community and surrounding towns were called upon to care for thousands of distraught travelers.

December 29: The Bear, by Andrew Krivak A beautifully written story very much in the form of a Native American legend or myth. A cautionary tale of human fragility, of love and loss.

January 26: Notorious RBG: the life and times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik A hybrid of reported narratives, annotated dissents, rare archival photographs, documents and illustrations that tell the story of an unusual and transformational woman who transcends generational divides.

February 23: The Giver of Stars, by JoJo Moyes In the 1930’s a group of women, under the guidance of Eleanor Roosevelt and known as The Packhorse Librarians, overcame countless obstacles to deliver literacy to rural Kentucky.

March 30: American Dirt, by Jeanine Cummins “. . .Jeanine Cummins has given face to migrants everywhere who flee violence and near-certain death in search of only one thing: a chance at life. . .” Tara Conklin, author of The Last Romantics

April 27: The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles, by Katherine Pancol What do you do when your husband runs off to Kenya to start a crocodile farm with his mistress and you are without funds? You could take your sister, the author’s, advice and substitute your name as the author of her latest novel. All is well until the book is a runaway success.

May 25: No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters, by Ursula LeGuin A late in life series of essays by a wise woman: “If I’m ninety and believe I’m forty-five, I’m headed for a very bad time trying to get out of the bathtub.” Ursula LeGuin

June 29: Ghosted, by Rose Walsh Sarah and Eddie meet and fall in love instantly. So when Eddie leaves for a long-booked vacation and promises to call she doesn’t doubt him. But he doesn’t call.

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