Morning Book Group
Second Tuesday at 10 a.m.
August 13The Stranger by Albert Camus
Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed “the nakedness of man faced with the absurd.” First published in 1946; now in a new translation by Matthew Ward. – (Random House, Inc.)
September 10Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman by Miriam Horn
Traces the conservation movement by ranchers, farmers and fishermen who in spite of separating themselves from political environmentalism are helping to restore and protect America’s grasslands, wildlife, wetlands, and oceans. – (Baker & Taylor)
Evening Book Group
First Monday at 7 p.m.
June 3Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman
A meticulously researched account of the relationship between brothers Theo and Vincent van Gogh draws on hundreds of letters written by the master artist that illuminate how Theo supported Vincent throughout the latter’s creative and interpersonal struggles. By the National Book Award Finalist author of Charles and Emma. Simultaneous eBook. – (Baker & Taylor)
Summer readHammer of Eden by Ken Follett
A group of people living together in a commune cut off from the rest of the world. When their commune is threatened by a plan to build a dam, they turn desperate and devise a devious plan to arm-twist the governor of California to abandon the project. They transform themselves into eco-terrorists and threaten to start an earthquake if their demands are not met.
Non-Fiction Book Club
Fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m.
July 24Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
Tells the gripping true story of a U.S. airman who was the soul surviver when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II and had to face thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. By the #1 best-selling author of Seabiscuit. – (Baker & Taylor)