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Monday Evening Reading Group

The Deal of a Lifetime

Discussion on: 
12/02/2019 7:00 PM
Book by: 
Fredrik Backman

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A reminder that life is a fleeting gift and our legacy rests in how we share that gift with others.

The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir

Discussion on: 
07/01/2019 7:00 PM
Book by: 
Dee Williams

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A near death experience changes Dee Williams' life in an instant. She is diagnosed with a heart condition and reminded that life is short, time is precious and we should be spending it with the people and things we truly love. Williams decides to build an eighty four square foot home, forsaking her sprawling home in the Pacific Northwest. This memoir reminds us all to slow down, scale back and appreciate the truly important things in life.

Elizabeth is Missing

Discussion on: 
06/03/2019 7:00 PM
Book by: 
Emma Healey

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The Blood of Emmett Till

Discussion on: 
05/06/2019 7:00 PM
Book by: 
Timothy B. Tyson

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A reexamining of a pivotal event of the Civil Rights movement: the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till. His murder was part of a wave of white terrorism in the wake of the 1954 Supreme Court decision that declared public school segregation unconstitutional.  Part detective story, part political history, this book draws on a wealth of new evidence, including a shocking admission of Till's innocece from the woman in whose name he was killed.

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend

Discussion on: 
04/01/2019 7:00 PM
Book by: 
Matthew Dicks

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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

Discussion on: 
03/04/2019 7:00 PM
Book by: 
David Grann

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In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma.  After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffered automobiles, built mansions and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, they began to be killed off. When the death toll surpassed more than twenty four, the newly created FBI took up the case and set out to expose one of the most sinister conspiracies in American history.

Girl in Disguise

Discussion on: 
02/04/2019 7:00 PM
Book by: 
Greer MacAllister

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In the tumultuous years after the Civil War, Kate Warne, the first female Pinkerton detective, is a desperate widow with a knack for manipulation. Kate is able to infiltrate the seedy side of the city of Chicago in ways her contemporaries cannot.  This novel brings life to a fiercely independent woman whose forgotten triumphs helped sway the fate of the country.

When Breath Becomes Air

Discussion on: 
01/07/2019 7:00 PM
Book by: 
Paul Kalanithi

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At the age of thirty six, on the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future flattens out into a perpetual present? These are the questions that Kalanithi struggles with in this profoundly moving memoir.

Jell-O Girls: A Family History

Discussion on: 
10/07/2019 7:00 PM
Book by: 
Alice Rowbottom

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In 1899, Allie Rowbottom's great-great-great uncle bought the patent to Jell-O from it's inventor for $450.  The sale was one of the most profitable business deals in American history and the generations that followed enjoyed immense privilege but they were also haunted by suicides, cancer, alcoholism and mysterious ailments. This story is a family history and a story of motherhood, love and loss.

The Second Mrs. Hockaday

Discussion on: 
11/04/2019 7:00 PM
Book by: 
Susan Rivers

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Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War and leaves his new bride to care for his three hundred acre farm and infant son. Placidia is a teenager living far from her family and is utterly unprepared to run a farm and raise a child. By the time Major Hockaday returns two years later, Placidia is bound for jail, accused of having borne a child in his absense and murdering it. What really happened in the two years he was away? Inspired by a true incident.

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