Book Club - Winter 2019
January - A Gentleman in Moscow
February - Educated
Educated - A Memoir by Tara Westover
Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag". In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. The story tells about her decision to leave home and get a formal education. More
March - The Last Palace
The Last Palace by Norman Eisen
Norman Eisen tells the story of the historically significant Petschek Palace where he lived for three years as U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic beginning in 2011. He uses the 1920s neoclassicist mansion and several of its most notable residents to tell the turbulent history of a country torn by war, occupation and revolution.
NPR's Scott Simon talks with Norman Eisen about his new book, The Last Palace. Read the transcript from the NPR Interview on Prague's 'Last Palace'.
April - The Feminine Mystique
Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan