Morning Book Group
Second Tuesday at 10 a.m.
March 12The Man Who Loved China by Simon Winchester
A portrait of the mid-twentieth-century scientist and adventurer traces his British government mission to China, his love affair with visiting student Lu Gwei-Djen, and his pivotal influence on the Western world’s understanding of China’s culture and history. – (Baker & Taylor)
April 9Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
Gripping and important, Dead Wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster whose intimate details and true meaning have long been obscured by history. – (Random House, Inc.)
Evening Book Group
First Monday at 7 p.m.
March 4The Rent Collector by Cameron Wright
Under threat of eviction, Sang Ly and her husband, Ki Lim, who struggle to survive by picking through garbage in Cambodia’s largest municipal dump, embark on a desperate journey to save their ailing son from a life of ignorance and poverty. – (Baker & Taylor)
April 1A Piece of the World by Christine Baker Klein
Imagines the life story of Christina Olson, the subject of Andrew Wyeth’s painting “Christina’s World,” describing the simple life she led on a remote Maine farm, her complicated relationship with her family, and the illness that incapacitated her. – (Baker & Taylor)
Non-Fiction Book Club
Fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m.
March 27Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard P. Feynman
In a hugely popular best-seller, the late Nobel Prize-winning physicist recounts in his own inimitable style exchanging ideas on atomic physics with Alfred Einstein, painting a naked toreador, and accompanying a ballet on his bongo drums. – (Baker & Taylor)