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Mystery Book Club

This group meets generally meets on the third Tuesday of the month, at 6:30 pm in the library. Informal discussions are led by Ethel Himmel. Anyone who has read the book is welcome.

    Book List

    • 1/21Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny
    • 2/18Scrublands by Chris Hammer
    • 3/17Slow Dollar by Margaret Maron
    • 4/21Undertaker’s Daughter by Sara Blaedel
    • 5/19 Smoke and Ashes by Abir Mukherjee
    • 6/16The Poacher’s Son by Paul Doiron
    • 7/21The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
    • 8/18Mardi Gras Murder by Ellen Byron
    • 9/15The Boy by Tami Hoag
    • 10/20The Cold, Cold Ground by Adrian Mckinty
    • 11/17Bethlehem Road by Anne Perry

    American Lives Discussion

    This group typically meets on the Second Tuesday of the month. The American Lives group will be a little different than a typical book group. It will focus on the person rather than the book. Choose to read one or more biographies about our subject, each book on the list presents an different view. This will prompt lively discussions facilitated by Bill Wilson.

      Recommended Reading List

      Participants are invited to read additional biographies as well.

      January 14, 2020: Franklin Delano Roosevelt

      • Jean Edward Smith – FDR
      • H. W. Brands – Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of FDR
      • Doris Kearns Goodwin – No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt

      February 11, 2020: Harry S Truman

      • David McCullough – Truman
      • A. J. Baime – The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months that Changed the World
      • Alonzo Hamby – Man of the People: A Life of Harry S. Truman

      March 10, 2020: Harding, Coolidge, and the Roaring 20s

      • John W. Dean – Warren G. Harding
      • Robert Sobel – Coolidge: An American Enigma
      • Nathan Miller – New World Coming: The 1920s and the Making of Modern America
      • Daniel Okrent – Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
      • David Cannadine – Mellon: An American Life

      April 14, 2020: Herbert Hoover

      • Eugene Lyons – Herbert Hoover: A Biography
      • William Leuchtenburg – Herbert Hoover
      • Richard Norton Smith – An Uncommon Man: The Triumph of Herbert Hoover

      May 12, 2020: Dwight David Eisenhower

      • Jean Edward Smith – Eisenhower in War and Peace
      • Stephen Ambrose – Eisenhower: Soldier and President
      • Carlos D’Este – Eisenhower: A Soldier’s Life
      • Geoffrey Perret – Eisenhower

      June 9, 2019: John F. Kennedy

      • Robert Dallek – An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy 1917 – 1963
      • Doris Kearns Goodwin – The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys
      • Richard Reeves – President Kennedy: Profile in Power

      July 14, 2020: Lyndon Baines Johnson

      • Robert Caro – The Path to Power (Volume 1), Means of Ascent (Volume 2), Master of the Senate (Volume 3), The Passage of Power (Volume 4)
      • Doris Kearns Goodwin – Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream
      • Robert Dallek – Lyndon B. Johnson: Portrait of a President

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