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Egalia’s Daughters, The History of Bees, The Founding Gardeners . .

Book Club - Fall 2017

October – Egalia's Daughters

Egalia’s Daughters: A Satire of the Sexes by Gerd Brantenberg.

An interesting thought-provoking satire on gender roles and in particular the fortunes of one “masculinist” boy who tries to fight against the oppression of his gender. It’s an upside-down society, in which men are repressed and taken advantage of, and women have all the power.

November – The History of Bees

The History of Bees, A Novel by Maja LundeThe History of Bees book cover

In the spirit of Station Eleven and Never Let Me Go, this dazzling and ambitious literary debut follows three generations of beekeepers from the past, present, and future, weaving a spellbinding story of their relationship to the bees—and to their children and one another—against the backdrop of an urgent, global crisis.   England, 1852. William is a biologist and seed merchant, who sets out to build a new type of beehive—one that will give both him and his children honor and fame.   United States, 2007. George is a beekeeper fighting an uphill battle against modern farming, but hopes that his son can be their salvation…

 

The Founding Gardeners

The Founding Gardeners: How the Revolutionary Generation created an American Eden by Andrea Wulf.

The follow up to the award-winning and critically acclaimed history of British gardening, this is the story of how George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and James Madison’s passion for nature, plants, agriculture and gardens shaped the birth of America. The Founding Gardeners offers a fascinating look at the revolutionary generation from the unique and intimate perspective of their lives as gardeners, plantsmen and farmers.

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My Grandmother asked me . . . , The History of Bees

Book Club – September 2017

The next book club meeting will be Wednesday, September 13th at 7pm. We will be discussing the following  books this fall:

Our first book for the September meeting: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry  is a charming, warmhearted novel from the author of the New York Times bestseller A Man Called Ove. It is a story about a seven year old girl and her seventy-seven year old grandmother, life and death and the right to be different.

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Our second bookThe History of Bees, A Novel by Maja Lunde.
In the spirit of Station Eleven and Never Let Me Go, this dazzling and ambitious literary debut follows three generations of beekeepers from the past, present, and future, weaving a spellbinding story of their relationship to the bees—and to their children and one another—against the backdrop of an urgent, global crisis.   England, 1852. William is a biologist and seed merchant, who sets out to build a new type of beehive—one that will give both him and his children honor and fame.   United States, 2007. George is a beekeeper fighting an uphill battle against modern farming, but hopes that his son can be their salvation…

 

For more information, contact our club president at: info@aaupw.de

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Commonwealth, The History of Bees

Book Club – June 2017

This month our book club will be meet Tuesday, June 27th at 7pm and will be discussing two books.

Commonwealth book coverOur first book for the June meeting: Commonwealth is the seventh novel by American author Ann Patchett published in 2016. The novel begins with an illicit kiss that leads to an affair that destroys two marriages and creates a reluctantly blended family.

The History of Bees book coverOur second book: The History of Bees, A Novel by Maja Lunde.  In the spirit of Station Eleven and Never Let Me Go, this dazzling and ambitious literary debut follows three generations of beekeepers from the past, present, and future, weaving a spellbinding story of their relationship to the bees—and to their children and one another—against the backdrop of an urgent, global crisis.   England, 1852. William is a biologist and seed merchant, who sets out to build a new type of beehive—one that will give both him and his children honor and fame.   United States, 2007. George is a beekeeper fighting an uphill battle against modern farming, but hopes that his son can be their salvation…

For more information, contact our club president at: info@aaupw.de

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Anglo-Saxon Attitudes

Book Club – April 2017

Anglo-Saxon Attitudes Book CoverThis month we are meeting to discuss Anglo Saxon Attitudes by Angus Wilson.

If you are interested in joining, please email our club president for more details .

Tuesday, April 25th at 19:00
As always, please bring some food to share!

For more information, contact our club president at: info@aaupw.de

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All the Light We Cannot See

Book Club – February 2017

Book Cover All the Light We Cannot SeeThis month the Book Club will meet on February 7th to discuss
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

Upcoming books include:

Eligible: A modern retelling of ‘Pride and Prejudice
Angus Wilson’s Anglo-Saxon Attitudes

If you are interested in joining Book Club, just email our club president at: info@aaupw.de