Friday, February 17, 2017

March's Cover-to-Cover Book Club Selection

If you're looking for a great book club discussion group, try our Cover-to-Cover Book Club at your library.  Meeting on the third Thursdays of the month, this group reads everything including bestsellers, fiction, biographies, nonfiction, classics, and more.

For March, the featured selection is Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown and we invite you to look out for a copy at your library and then attend the book club meeting on Thursday, March 16 at 7:00PM.  For more information, be sure to contact Ann Mount at 325-676-6025.
Boys in the Boat
Author: Daniel James Brown
Summary: This title is the kind of nonfiction book that reads like a novel.  Centered around the life of Joe Rantz - a farmboy from the Pacific Northwest who was literally abandoned as a child - and set during the Great Depression, this book is a character-driven story with a natural crescendo that will have you racing to the finish.  In 1936, the University of Washington's eight-oar crew team raced its way to the Berlin Olympics for an opportunity to challenge the greatest in the world.  How this team, largely composed of rowers from "foggy coastal villages, damp dairy farms, and smoky lumber towns all over the state," managed to work together and sacrifice toward their goal of defeating Hitler's feared racers is half the story.  The other half is equally fascinating, as Brown seamlessly weaves in the story of crew itself.

Be sure to checkout this title from your Abilene Public Library and come ready to discuss this title with other avid readers in the community.  Again, the Cover-to-Cover Book Club will meet on Thursday, March 16 at 7:00PM to discuss this title, so be sure to get in on the reading fun.

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