Friday, August 14, 2009

September 2009 discussion

For September we are back to reading non-fiction with the book, The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution by Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending. The authors explore how and why humans evolved from neanderthals to the homosapiens we are today. An interesting and readable explanation of evolution througout history.
Join us for discussion on September 28th at 6:30 p.m. Books are available now at the Eldridge branch library.

August 2009 discussion

Our August selection is Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks. Brooks is most known for her latest novel, People of the Book, but this was highly reviewed as well.
Set in the 17th century, the novel follows Anna Frith, a widow who works as a servant to the local vicar in a small English village. The plague has arrived in the village and now those who live there are faced with the decision, do they stay and help the sick or do they flee in an attempt to keep healthy? Brooks raises questions of morality and religion in this historically accurate work of fiction.

Join us on August 24th at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion. Books are available now at the Eldridge branch library.