Reading  List

by Colum McCann
Date: Wednesday June 28, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
From Colum McCann, one of the most acclaimed and essential authors of his generation, wrote this novel, Transatlantic, which "spans continents, leaps centuries, and unites a cast of deftly rendered characters, both real and imagined." ... "is a profound meditation on identity and history in a wide world that grows somehow smaller and more wondrous with each passing year."
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More About This: A major part of this book concerns Frederick Douglass's journey to Ireland, so refer back to Giant's Causeway: Frederick Douglass's Odyssey and the Making of an American Visionary, by Tom Chaffin. We discussed it on February 16, 2021. Our September 2023 book, First Crossing, also will look at the details of something mentioned in Transatlantic. How's that for literary weaving?
First Crossing: Transatlantic Flight
by Robert O. Harder
Date: Wednesday September 27, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
TBA - Full title is First Crossing: The Transatlantic Flight of Alcock and Brown
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Condemned to Death
by Cora Harrison
Date: Wednesday October 25, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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