This book discussion group meets at noon on the third Wednesday of each month in the Library’s Conference Room. Bring a sack lunch, if you wish, and savor some lively discussion. If you would like to attend, please call the Library, and we will try to get each month’s book for you.
October 18 – Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.
After Marion, fresh out of medical school, flees Ethiopia and comes to America, he finds refuge in his work as an intern at an underfunded, overcrowded New York City hospital. But when the past catches up to him, Marion must entrust his life to the two men he thought he trusted least in the world: the surgeon father who abandoned him and the brother who betrayed him.
November 15 – Hidden Figures: the American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly.
Among the group of dedicated female mathematicians, using pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets and astronauts into space, were a group of talented African American women. These overlooked math whizzes served a vital role during the early years of the U.S. space program.
December 13 – The Fire by Night by Teresa Messineo.
Jo McMahon and her friend Kay, who met in nursing school, now serve in World War II on different fronts. Jo tends to six seriously wounded soldiers in a makeshift medical unit in war-torn France. Kay is trapped in a squalid Japanese POW camp in Manilla, where thousands of Allied men, women, and children are awaiting their fates, which rest in the hands of a sadistic enemy.