Coffee, Books and More

Coffee, Books, and More…Book Discussion

The goal of this group is to read a variety of books, both fiction and non-fiction, that will stimulate the mind and some lively conversation. This book discussion meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. in Meeting Room B at the Library. Books will be available at the Fiction/AV/Teen desk one month prior to the discussion.

Coffee, Books, and More Book Discussion Schedule 2016 – 2017

December 21 – Members’ Meeting – No book discussed

November 16

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

Detailing a portrait of America at the height of the Progressive Era, this 100th-anniversary chronicle of the sinking of the Lusitania discusses the factors that led to the tragedy and the contributions of such figures as President Wilson, bookseller Charles Lauriat, and architect Theodate Pope Riddle.

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January 18

The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan

One of the Manhattan Project’s secret cities, the Tennessee town of Oak Ridge was created in 1942 and became home to thousands of young women sworn to strict secrecy protocols. The reverberations from their work there, work they did not fully understand at the time, are still being felt today.

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February 15

The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff

Loosely inspired by the lives of Danish painter Einar Wegener and his California-born wife, this tender portrait depicts both the unique intimacy that defines every marriage and the remarkable story of Lili Elbe, a pioneer in transgender history.

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March 15

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Doerr illuminates the ways people try to be good to one another even in the harshest of circumstances by deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure, a blind French girl who must flee her home when the Nazis occupy Paris, and Werner, a German orphan admitted to a brutal academy for Hitler Youth.

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April 19

The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

Despite her own major achievements, Anne Morrow Lindbergh is viewed merely as Charles Lindbergh's wife. The fairy-tale life she once longed for will ultimately push her to reconcile her desire for independence and to embrace, at last, life's infinite possibilities for change and happiness.

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