Tuesday Evening Book Club

November 15, 2016
May 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Tuesday Evening Book Club will be reading these titles January to July 2017.  We meet on the second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

January 10 – Between the world and me.  By Ta-Nehisi Coates.                         

In a series of essays, written as a letter to his son, Coates confronts the notion of race in America and how it has shaped American history, many times at the cost of black bodies and lives.

February 14 – The Round HouseBy Louise Erdrich

A story of a boy’s coming of age in the wake of a brutal, racist attack on his mother on the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota.

March 14 – Being mortal:  Medicine and what matters in the end.  By Atul Gawande.

Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.

April 11 – The improbability of love.  By Hannah Rothschild.

After her boyfriend stands her up, Annie keeps the gift that was to go to him:  a unique painting,  She is then is pursued by art enthusiast who would do anything to get that painting from her.  In her search for the painting’s identity, Annie will unwittingly uncover some of the darkest secrets of European history—as well as the possibility of falling in love again.

May 9 – A moveable feast.  By Ernest Hemingway.

A memoir of Hemingway’s time in France in the 1920s.

 June 13 – The life we bury.  By Allen Eskens.

Joe, a college student, writes a biography of  Carl, an elderly man in a nursing home waiting to die.  Carl was in prison for 30 years, and he agrees to tells his story  to Joe, then Joe sets out to unravel the tapestry of the thirty-year-old murder.

July 11 – Homecoming.  By Yaa Gyasi.

The story of two half-sisters in 18th century Ghana, unknown to each other and how different their lives turn out when one is sold to slavery and the other marries well.


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