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Tuesday Night Book Club

Tue, Nov 21, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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We meet 3rd Tuesdays except in December to talk about books that usually do not have a religious or self-help theme. All are welcome. Dessert, coffee and juice provided. For information contact Victoria Zula:

Book for this month:

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer
Presenter: Janet Hitti
 
To save precious centuries-old Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean’s Eleven.
 
 
 
280 pages 
 

Upcoming Books

January 16, 2018:
 
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
Presenter: Pat Sickles  (to be confirmed)
 
Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this debut novel reveals a story of love, redemption, and secrets that were hidden for decades.
 
 
487 pages
 
February 20, 2018:
 
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead 
Presenter: (to be determined)
 
Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish for all the slaves but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood - where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned and, though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.
 
 
306 pages 
 
March 20, 2018:
 
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Presenter: (to be determined)
 
"A novel that brilliantly illuminates some of the darker interconnections between politics and sex . . . Just as the world of Orwell's 1984 gripped our imaginations, so will the world of Atwood's handmaid!" --Washington Post Book World 
 
 
311 pages