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June 15, 2017 - "The Secret Chord" by Geraldine Brooks
Third Thursday Book Group - 1pm

Newcomers are welcome at any time to the book group. Copies of the book are available at the library.

The group discusses The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks.  Copies of the book are available to borrow. All are welcome.

The Secret Chord is a rich and utterly absorbing novel about the life of King David, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author Geraldine Brooks. 

Brooks takes on one of literature's richest and most enigmatic figures: a man who shimmers between history and legend. Peeling away the myth to bring David to life in Second Iron Age Israel, Brooks traces the arc of his journey from obscurity to fame, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from beloved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and diminished dotage.

The Secret Chord provides new context for some of the best-known episodes of David's life while also focusing on others, even more remarkable and emotionally intense, that have been neglected. 

Brooks has an uncanny ability to hear and transform characters from history, and this beautifully written, unvarnished saga of faith, desire, family, ambition, betrayal, and power will enthrall her many readers.

NON-FICTION Book Group : "River of Doubt" by Candice Millard
First Tuesday at 1PM

The Non-Fiction book group is reading River of Doubt by Candice Millard. 

After his humiliating election defeat in 1912, Roosevelt set his sights on the most punishing physical challenge he could find, the first descent of an unmapped, rapids-choked tributary of the Amazon. Together with his son Kermit and Brazil's most famous explorer, Candido Mariano da Silva Rondon, Roosevelt accomplished a feat so great that many at the time refused to believe it. In the process, he changed the map of the Western Hemisphere forever.

Along the way, Roosevelt and his men faced an unbelievable series of hardships, losing their canoes and supplies to punishing whitewater rapids, and enduring starvation, Indian attack, disease, drowning, and a murder within their own ranks. Three men died, and Roosevelt was brought to the brink of suicide. The River of Doubt brings alive these extraordinary events in a nonfiction narrative thriller that happens to feature one of the most famous Americans who ever lived.

This book group will be taking a break over the summer. This book is the last until September. In August, the next book will be available.

Newcomers are welcome at any time to the book group. Copies of the book are available at the library. 

Upcoming Book Group Selections

Here's the list of the upcoming titles for our Third Thursday Book Group:

July 20 And After the Fire by Lauren Belfer
Aug 17 Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
Sept 21 All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Non-Fiction Book Group meets the first Tuesday of the month, at 1PM.
July and August, the group takes a break, to return in September.

Here are future titles:

Sept 5 - Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson