Thursday Book Club for Men

Thursday Book Club for Men …and anyone else who wants to come

The Thursday Book Club for Men focuses on nonfiction with an emphasis on history and biography but also enjoys classic and contemporary fiction. The group meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 2 pm and welcomes new members of any gender.  

Upcoming selections:

 

Thursday, May 19 2022

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust. Copies of the book will be available to pick up between April 20 and April 27.

 

 

Thursday, June 16 2022

The great influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History by John M. Barry

At the height of WWI, history’s most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. It killed more people in twenty-four months than AIDS killed in twenty-four years, more in a year than the Black Death killed in a century. But this was not the Middle Ages, and 1918 marked the first collision of science and epidemic disease. Magisterial in its breadth of perspective and depth of research and now revised to reflect the growing danger of the avian flu, The Great Influenza is ultimately a tale of triumph amid tragedy, which provides us with a precise and sobering model as we confront the epidemics looming on our own horizon. Copies of the book will be available to pick up between May 16 and May 23.

 

 

New members are welcome!

Please email Evgenia at enikolopoulou@wlsmail.org  for more information or to register.

 

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