The Wednesday Afternoon Book Club meets on the 4th Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Here is the list of books to be read January thru June 2017.
January 25 – Destiny of the Republic: A tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president.
By Candace Millard. (Nonficton)
The story of James Garfield’s rise from poverty to the American presidency, and the dramatic history of his assassination and legacy
February 22 – Everything I never told you. By Celeste Ng. (Fiction)
A gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.
March 22 – Reader’s Choice on a biography about Mae West. (Biography) Suggested titles:
Mae West: An icon in black and white. by Jill Watts.
Mae West. By George Eels and Stanley Musgrove.
She always knew how: Mae West a personal biography. by Charlotte Chandler.
Becoming Mae West. by Emily Wortis Leider.
April 26 – Big Little Lies. By Liane Moriarty. (Fiction)
A story about three different women, each at a crossroads. Little Big Lies tells about ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.
May 24 – The Round House. By Louise Erdrich. (Fiction)
A story of a boy on a Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota who is on the cusp of manhood and looking for justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that upends and forever transforms his family.
Neverhome. By Laird Hunt. (Fiction)
The story of Ash Thompson during the battle for the South during the Civil War. Through bloodshed and hysteria and heartbreak, she becomes a hero, a folk legend, a madwoman and a traitor to the American cause.
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