1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
May Book: Isaacs Storm by Erik Larson (2000)
At the dawn of the twentieth century, a great confidence suffused America. Isaac Cline was one of the era’s new men, a scientist who believed he knew all there was to know about the motion of clouds and the behavior of storms. The idea that a hurricane could damage the city of Galveston, Texas, where he was based, was to him preposterous, “an absurd delusion.” It was 1900, a year when America felt bigger and stronger than ever before. Nothing in nature could hobble the gleaming city of Galveston, then a magical place that seemed destined to become the New York of the Gulf.
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April Book: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly (2017)
New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline’s world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939—and then sets its sights on France. An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. For the ambitious young German doctor, Herta Oberheuser, an ad for a government medical position seems her ticket out of a desolate life. Once hired, though, she finds herself trapped in a male-dominated realm of Nazi secrets and power.
2021 BOOK LIST
May 4 – Isaacs Storm by Erik Larson (2000)
June 1 – Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly (2017)
July 6 – The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates (2019)
August 3 – The Golden State—Lydia Kiesling (2009)
September 7 – Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes (2019)
October 5 – The One-in-a Million Boy by Monica Wood (2016)
November 2 – The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (2020)
December 7 – The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline (2020)
January 4 – This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger (2020)