It’s 1874. You’ve been given a choice: life in an insane asylum or life as the wife of a man you’ve never met from a culture you’ve always thought of as barbaric. Which would you choose? May Dodd chooses to go west with 999 other women on a government sponsored mission that’s meant to stop the bloody conflict between Native Americans and European settlers. The book is called One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus.
Often, classic books endure because of their timeless themes or insights. Such literature can even rekindle our own imaginative abilities. Yet, it’s understandable how people can disagree as to what books deserve to be called 'classics' or what classic titles are really worth reading. Reading tastes and opinions simply vary. But we shouldn’t give up on categorizing some books as classics because any such labeling process might somehow be flawed. Instead, ordinary readers should be part of the search for truly great books.
Come Join Us for the Colbern Road Evening Book Club!
This month, the Colbern Road Evening Book Club is discussing A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. Join us on Wednesday, December 14th at 7:00 p.m. to discuss Smith’s profound novel of strength and self-reliance.
We are reading two cozy English Christmas mysteries. One is set in Victorian times and one takes place in modern times. Both have some eccentric characters and lots of plot twists. What’s your choice? Join us at the Antioch Branch on December 27 at 7:00 p.m. to discover the outcomes.
Well boys, you asked for it! The Boy’s Book Club (B.B.C. for short) is starting next month! It’s for all you young adventurers ages 11-15 and meets every third Saturday at 11:00 a.m. here at the Red Bridge Branch.
In December, Thursday’s Mystery Book Club discussed Firestorm by Iris Johansen. This one isn’t part of her Eve Duncan series. The group enjoyed the book, and they really liked the writing style of Johansen.
See that lovely group of ladies up there? You would never think to look at them that their minds are full of murder, would you? Well, fear not: this gaggle of Miss Marples has come together to solve crime, not to commit it! And they’d love to have you join their group of merry mystery-solvers.