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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

    • January 15: Deadly Virtues by Jo Bannister
    • February 19: The Switch by Joseph Finder
    • March 19: The French Girl by Lexie Elliott
    • April 16: She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper
    • May 21: A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch
    • June 18: Spider Woman’s Daughter by Anne Hillerman
    • July 16: The Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
    • August 20: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
    • September 17: Blue Monday by Niki French
    • October 15: Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley
    • November 19: The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

    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.

      • August 13: Nation Building – Supporting Actors!
        • Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West by Stephen Ambrose
        • Henry Clay: Statesman for the Union by Robert Remini
        • John C. Calhoun: A Biography by Irving Bartlett
        • A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation by Catherine Allgor
        • Davey Crockett: The Lion of the West by Michael Wallis
      • September 10: Abraham Lincoln
        • Doris Kearns Goodwin – Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
        • David Herbert Donald – Lincoln
        • Ronald C. White Jr. – A. Lincoln: A Biography
      • October 8: Ulysses S. Grant
        • Ron Chernow – Grant
        • H.W. Brands – The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses S. Grant in War and Peace
        • Ronald C. White Jr. – American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant
      • November 12: Theodore Roosevelt
        • Edmund Morris – Theodore Rex
        • Candice Millard – The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey
        • Doris Kearns Goodwin – The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism
        • David McCullough – Mornings on Horseback
      • December 10: Woodrow Wilson
        • A. Scott Berg – Wilson
        • August Heckscher – Woodrow Wilson: A Biography
        • Patricia O’Toole – The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made

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