This Month’s Book

September 2017: The Glass Castle

September 2017: The Glass Castle

Book: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls When: Friday, September 29th, 7pm Summary: The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics,…

August 2017: Infidel

August 2017: Infidel

Book: Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali When: Friday, August 25th, 7pm Summary: One of today’s most admired and controversial political figures, Ayaan Hirsi Ali burst into international headlines following the murder of Theo van Gogh by an Islamist who threatened that she would be next. She made headlines again when she…

May 2017: A Single Shard

May 2017: A Single Shard

Book: A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park When: Friday, May 26th, 7pm Summary: In this Newbery Medal-winning book set in 12th century Korea, Tree-ear, a 13-year-old orphan, lives under a bridge in Ch’ulp’o, a potters’ village famed for delicate celadon ware. He has become fascinated with the potter’s craft; he wants nothing…

March 2017: Hillbilly Elegy

March 2017: Hillbilly Elegy

Book: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by JD Vance When: Friday, March 31st, 7pm Summary: Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty…