Apr 14

Library and Lunch Book Discussion May 12, 2015 12:00 – 1:00

My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira

“Mary Sutter is a brilliant, headstrong midwife from Albany, New York, who dreams of becoming a surgeon.  Determined to overcome the prejudices against women in medicine–and eager to run away from her recent heartbreak–Mary leaves home and travels to Washington, D.C. to help tend the legions of Civil War wounded.  Under the guidance of William Stipp and James Blevens-two surgeons who fall unwittingly in love with Mary’s courage, will, and stubbornness in the face of suffering and resisting her mother’s pleas to return home to help with the birth of her twin sister’s baby, Mary pursues her medical career in the desperately overwhelmed hospitals of the capital.” from book cover

Mar 25

Library and Lunch Book Discussion April 14, 2015 12:00 – 1:00

The Destiny of the Republic: a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president by Candice Millard

A narrative account of the twentieth president’s political career offers insight into his background as a scholar and Civil War hero, his battles against the corrupt establishment, and Alexander Graham Bell’s failed attempt to save him from an assassin’s bullet.

Feb 17

Library and Lunch Book Discussion March 10, 2015 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Several selections of Alice Munro’s books of short stories will be available for reading and discussing including: Too Much Happiness, Dear Life, Away from Her, Carried Away, Runaway, Family Furnishings, and View from Castle Rock

By all accounts, no Nobel Prize in recent years has garnered the enthusiastic reception that Alice Munro’s has, and in its wake, her reputation and readership has skyrocketed worldwide.  Nobel Prize presentation speech reads in part: “Reading one of Alice Munro’s texts is like watching a cat walk across a laid dinner table. A brief short story can often cover decades, summarizing a life, as she moves deftly between different periods.  No wonder Alice Munro is often able to say more in thirty pages than an ordinary novelist is capable of in three hundred”. -Provided by publisher.

Jan 15

Library Lines – January 15, 2015

NEW NONFICTION BOOKS

Our Daily Poison: From Pesticides to Packaging, How Chemicals Have Contaminated the Food Chain And Are Making Us Sick by Marie-Monique Robin
When Books Went to War by Molly Mannng
Before Amen: The Power Of a Simple Prayer by Max Lucado Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

Library and Lunch Book Discussion February 10, 2015 12:00 – 1:00

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.  From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America.

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