Historical Book Club

The historical book club meets from 7 to 8 p.m. on┬áthe first Monday of each month, unless otherwise noted. The month’s selection is on display at the Harrison circulation desk and copies are made available for checkout. The group meets in the Community Room at Harrison. New readers welcome!

2016 Schedule (tentative; further selections TBA):

  • Jan. 4 – “In the heart of Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex” by Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Feb. 1 – “Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin” by Jill Lepore
  • March 7 – “Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story” by Diane Ackerman
  • April 4 – “The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City and Sparked Tabloid Wars” by Paul Collins
  • May 2 – “Inside the Victorian Home: A Portrait of Domestic l.ife in Victorian England” by Judith Flanders
  • June 6 – “When Books Went to war: The Stories That Helped Us Win WWII” by Molly Guptill Manning
  • July 11 – “Lusitania: An epic Tragedy” by Diana Preston
  • August 1 – “The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl” by Timothy Egan
  • September 12 – “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough
  • October 3 – “Death on the Nile” by Agatha Christie
  • November 7 – “The Nine Tailors” by Dorothy L. Sayers
  • December 5 – Christmas treasury of choice

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