Wednesday Book Club for Men

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

The Wednesday 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 Wednesday of each month at 2 pm and welcomes new members of any gender.  


Upcoming selections:


Wednesday, October 20
Pinstripe Empire: the New York Yankees before the Babe until after the Boss by Marty Appel
What is October without baseball? And what is baseball without the Yankees?
Appel gives life to the team’s history beginning with the muddy, uneven field at Hilltop Park in the 1900s to the evolution of today’s team as an international brand. Loaded with over a century’s worth of great stories, folklore, and photos, this is a treasure trove for lovers of sports, the Yankees, New York history, and America’s game. Copies of the book will be available to pick up from September 15 to September 22.


Wednesday, November 17
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
Born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison, Noah was the living proof of his parents’ indiscretion. Kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, he was bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. With the end of apartheid, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure – living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Copies of the book will be available to pick up from October 18 to October 25.


Wednesday, December 15

The Reivers by William Faulkner

Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1963, this comic coming-of-age story features an eleven-year-old protagonist reminiscent of Mark Twain‘s Huckleberry Finn and two older companions. Together they steal a car in Mississippi and embark on a picaresque road trip filled with misadventures.  Copies of the book will be available to pick up from November 17 to November 22. 

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