As a Reader Adviser for the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped I get to participate in a number of great programs. One of my favorites, and one that I get to take part in, is a bi-monthly Talking Book Club. Talking Book Club meets the third Saturday every other month at the Downtown and Business library from 10:30-11:30. Being a part of the book club has opened me up to exploring new genres I would probably not have looked into on my own. I have to say my favorite part of book club is getting the opportunity to participate in lively discussions with individuals who all have different opinions about what they liked or disliked about the book. The next Talking Book Club will take place in September and we will be reading Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann (DB 87767). For more information about Talking Book Club call the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped at 800.242.0586 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is a list of the books we will be reading at upcoming book clubs.
Britt-Marie was here.
By Fredrik Backman
At the age of sixty-three, Britt-Marie has left her cheating husband. Socially awkward and aggressively neat, Britt-Marie gets a job as the caretaker of a recreation center in the small Swedish town of Borg, where she is put in charge of the town’s losing soccer team. Translated from the 2014 Swedish edition. 2014.
Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West.
By Thomas Calvin
Dodge City, Kansas, started as a small military site and exploded with the coming of the railroad. By the 1870s, it was known as the most violent town in the West. The author recounts the infamous Dodge City War, led by frontier lawmen Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson, who sought to restore order. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2017.
The Great Alone
By Kristin Hannah
Former Vietnam prisoner of war Ernt Allbright moves his family, including wife Cora and thirteen-year-old daughter Leni, north to Alaska. While the weather is temperate, the family survives on the generosity of locals. But when winter descends, Ernt’s mental health fractures. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
People of the Book
By Geraldine Brooks
Australian book conservator Hanna Heath analyzes a Hebrew manuscript created in medieval Spain and saved from destruction in 1990s Sarajevo. Hanna’s discoveries–an insect wing, salt crystals, and wine and blood stains–reveal the codex’s past and the lives of its guardians. Some descriptions of sex and some violence. Bestseller. 2008.
Gettysburg: The Last Invasion
By Allen C Guelzo
Historian chronicles the Civil War battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, using archives and first-person accounts. Examines the impact that specific regiments, topography, communications, and mistakes by opposing generals Robert E. Lee and George Meade had on the outcome. Violence. Bestseller. 2013.
Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time.
By Mark Adams
Adventure and travel magazine editor retraces Yale professor Hiram Bingham III’s 1911 discovery of the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu. Adams describes his own adventures in the Peruvian Andes with an Australian survivalist guide and local mule tenders and discusses his investigation of the controversies surrounding Bingham. Bestseller. 2011.