General Book Club

Monday, March 10, 2014

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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