First off, let's say this in-store book club is open to anyone, man or woman. The reading choices will be books that generally appeal to male readers.
Members or interested attendees should send their name and email address to Jim Parina at firstname.lastname@example.org so that they can be notified of any last minute changes. The group tries to meet the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m.
March 12 - Surely, You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard Feynman
April 9 – A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
May 14 – The Blood of Emmett Till by Tim Tyson
June 11 – The Call of the Wild by Jack London
July 9 - The Coldest War by James Brady
August 13 – A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
September 10 - Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller
October 8 – Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
November 12 – Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
December 10 – Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett
Richard Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, thrived on outrageous adventures. Here he recounts in his inimitable voice his experience trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr and ideas on gambling with Nick the Greek; cracking the uncrackable safes guarding the most deeply held nuclear secrets; accompanying a ballet on his bongo drums; painting a naked female toreador.
"The book is like a salve. I think the world feels disordered right now. The count's refinement and genteel nature are exactly what we're longing for." --Ann Patchett
"How delightful that in an era as crude as ours this finely composed novel stretches out with old-World elegance." --The Washington Post
* Longlisted for the National Book Award
* A New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book
* NPR and Los Angeles Times Best Books of 2017
Jack London's novels and ruggedly individual life seemed to embody American hopes, frustrations, and romantic longings in the turbulent first years of the twentieth century, years infused with the wonder and excitement of great technological and historic change.
America's "forgotten war" lasted just thirty-seven months, yet 54,246 Americans died in that time -- nearly as many as died in ten years in Vietnam. On the fiftieth anniversary of this devastating conflict, James Brady tells the story of his life as a young marine lieutenant in Korea.
In his phenomenal debut novel--a mesmerizing literary thriller about the bond between two brothers and the evil they face in a small North Carolina town--author Wiley Cash displays a remarkable talent for lyrical, powerfully emotional storytelling.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY'S #1 NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR - A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK - FINALIST, GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK PRIZELook for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader's Circle for author chats and more.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - With richly layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma that will lead readers to question everything they know about privilege, power, and race, Small Great Things is the stunning new page-turner from Jodi Picoult.SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class
FINALIST for the PULITZER PRIZE
LONG-LISTED for the NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
WINNER of the LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE
FINALIST for the NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
FINALIST for the KIRKUS PRIZE
LONG-LISTED for the ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL