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Book Club

Monday, December 5 - 11:00 AM

Enjoy lively discussions with others on today's most intriguing books and topics.

Dec 5 | A Secret Gift: How one man's kindness--and a trove of letters--revealed the hidden history of the Great Depression by Ted Gup

The author's grandfather, Sam Stone, placed an ad in the Canton, OH, newspaper shortly before Christmas in 1933, offering cash gifts to seventy-five families in distress. Readers were asked to send letters describing their hardships to a benefactor calling himself Mr. B. Virdot. The author investigates a suitcase full of letters responding to these ads as he learns more about his grandfather's hidden past as well as the suffering and triumphs of strangers during the Great Depression. -- From publisher's description.

Jan 9 | The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

Hedy Kiesler is lucky. Her beauty leads to a starring role in a controversial film and marriage to a powerful Austrian arms dealer, allowing her to evade Nazi persecution despite her Jewish heritage. But Hedy is also intelligent. At lavish Vienna dinner parties, she overhears the Third Reich's plans. One night in 1937, desperate to escape her controlling husband and the rise of the Nazis, she disguises herself and flees her husband's castle. She lands in Hollywood, where she becomes Hedy Lamarr, screen star. But Hedy is keeping a secret even more shocking than her Jewish heritage: she is a scientist. She has an idea that might help the country and that might ease her guilt for escaping alone -- if anyone will listen to her. A powerful novel based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist whose groundbreaking invention revolutionized modern communication.

Feb 6 | A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

"A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door"



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Where can I find books by my favorite author, explore similar authors, or find the next book in the series I'm reading?
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Monday, December 5, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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