Non-Fiction Booklovers! Thank you all for last month's engaged and thoughtful discussion of River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candice Millard
It's time to turn your attention to an American National Lexicographical Opus: A is for American: Letters and Other Characters in the Newly United States by Jill Lepore will be discussed on Thursday, May 5, 2011 @ 6:30PM in the Ground Floor Meeting Room. Lepore's book looks to answer the question: What ties Americans to one another? Not race, religion, or ethnicity. At the nation’s founding, some commentators wondered whether adopting a common tongue might help bind the newly United States together. “A national language is a national tie,” Noah Webster argued in 1786, “and what country wants it more than
Of course, we understand if you can't make May's meeting. In preparation of that possibility or, if you want to read ahead, here is a list of future titles with corresponding dates:
June 2, 2011 @ 6:30PM - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
July 7, 2011 @ 6:30PM - Dark Tide: The Great Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puelo
August 4, 2011 @ 6:30PM - Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World by Mark Kurlansky
If you have any questions or suggestions for future titles please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy reading!