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NESO Book Club Meeting

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch


All welcome for lively discussions of fiction and non-fiction every first Tuesday at 10:30 am! Now Face-to-Face!

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List of Titles: 

Sept. 6, 2022 - The Power of Geography. 10 Maps that Reveal the Future of the World by Tim Marshall (2021). Journalist Marshall (Prisoners of Geography) spotlights nine places, including Africa's Sahel region, Australia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, whose locale, terrain, and climate shape their destinies. A dominant theme is how mountains weaken national stability by nurturing minority cultures and separatist movements in places like Scotland, Spain's Basque region, and Turkey's Kurdish areas. (294 pgs.)

Oct. 4, 2022 - The Henna Artistby Alka Joshi (2020). Set in the 1950s, just eight years after India's independence from Britain, this lush novel reveals the intimate lives of India's elite while reckoning with the hardscrabble lot of the people who served them. (342 pgs.)

Nov. 8, 2022 - Travels with George in Search of Washington and His Legacy – by Nathaniel Philbrick (2021). Philbrick (In the Hurricane's Eye) retraces George Washington's presidential travels from 1789 to 1791 in this entertaining mix of history, travelogue, and memoir that takes a page from John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley. (374 pgs.)

Dec. 6, 2022 - The American Heiress: A Novel by Daisy Goodwin (2011). Witty, moving, and brilliantly entertaining, Cora's story marks the debut of a glorious storyteller who brings a fresh new spirit to the world of Edith Wharton and Henry James. (468 pgs.)

Jan. 3 or 10, 2023 - The Engineer’s Wife by Tracey Enerson Wood (2020). The biography of a husband and wife determined to build something that lasts—even at the risk of losing each other. (344 pgs.)

Feb. 7, 2023 - In an Instantby Suzanne Redfearn (2020). The story is narrated by Finn, who watches over her family from the afterlife. The characters are sensitively portrayed, as is their recovery, and the hopeful ending is realistic. (313 pgs.)

March 7, 2023 - The Good Neighborby King Maxwell (2028). The Good Neighbor, the first full-length biography of Fred Rogers, tells the story of this utterly unique and enduring American icon. (405 pgs.)

April 4, 2023 - News of the World by Paulette Jiles (2016). Exquisitely rendered and morally complex, News of the World is a brilliant work of historical fiction that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust. (213 pgs.)

May 2, 2023 The Four Winds – by Kristin Hannah (2021). The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation. (454 pgs.)

June 6, 2023 – Select book titles, schedule and discussion leaders for coming year.

July 11, 2023 – Discuss titles you’re reading for the summer.

Aug. 1, 2023 - Discuss more titles you’re reading for the summer.

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