Join The General Book Club on Monday, March 10, at 7:00 p.m. when we discuss The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story by Lily Koppel. As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on
death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their
young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into
American royalty. Together with the other wives they formed the Astronaut Wives
Club, meeting regularly to provide support and friendship. Many became
next-door neighbors and helped to raise each other's children by day, while
going to glam parties at night as the country raced to land a man on the Moon.
As their celebrity rose-and as divorce and tragic death began to touch their
lives-they continued to rally together, and the wives have now been friends for
more than fifty years. The Astronaut Wives Club tells the real story of the
women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history. (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics (TM), a Bowker Service).
Copies of the book will be available at the library starting February 11. All are welcome. For more information contact Teresa Iversen at 815-756-9568, x270 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the General Book Club on Monday, April 14, 7:00-8:00 pm when we discuss 44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith. This humorous work of fiction is the first title in the 44 Scotland Street series by the author of the Ladies No. 1 Detective Agency series.
Welcome to 44 Scotland Street, home to some of Edinburgh's most colorful characters. There's Pat, a twenty-year-old who has recently moved into a flat with Bruce, an athletic young man with a keen awareness of his own appearance. Their neighbor, Domenica, is an eccentric and insightful widow. In the flat below are Irene and her appealing son Bertie, who is the victim of his mother's desire for him to learn the saxophone and Italian-all at the tender age of five. Love triangles, a lost painting, intriguing new friends, and an encounter with a famous Scottish crime writer are just a few of the ingredients that add to this delightful and witty portrait of Edinburgh society, which was first published as a serial in The Scotsman newspaper. (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics™, a Bowker service.)
Copies of the book will be available at the library starting March 10. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information contact Teresa Iversen at 815-756-9568, x270 or email@example.com.
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