Book Discussion Series
We offer two monthly discussion series: Our Book Discussions and our "Fun for Foodies" Cookbook Club. Information about each discussion series is below. You can register and pick up a copy of the books or audiobooks at the Readers' Advisory Desk. Some titles are available for download. (It is not necessary to read the book to attend the discussion.)
WILD: FROM LOST TO FOUND ON THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL by Cheryl Strayed
Monday, June 22, at 6:00 p.m.
David Swaldo, Sandusky Library, discussion leader
At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State — and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.
THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY by Rachel Joyce
Wednesday, July 29, at 6:00 p.m.
John Montag, Retired, Nebraska Wesleyan University, discussion leader
Not much ever happens to Harold Fry, a recent retiree who lives on the south coast of England. Then one day, he receives an unexpected letter which spurs him out of his chair. Queenie Hennessy, an old colleague, has written from a hospice to explain that she has cancer and has little time to live. Harold composes a brief, sympathetic letter, and sets out to mail it, by foot, in an 87 day journey of atonement and accepting the strangeness of others.
BOYS IN THE BOAT: NINE AMERICANS AND THEIR EPIC QUEST FOR GOLD AT THE
1936 BERLIN OLYMPICS by Daniel James Brown
Monday, August 24, at 6:00 p.m.
Dennis McMullen and David Swaldo, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders
The University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler.
"FUN FOR FOODIES" COOKBOOK CLUB
Participants can pick a recipe from the chosen cookbook(s) to bring and share. A discussion will follow the tasting. Please bring a copy of the recipe you choose. Stop by the Readers' Advisory Desk to pick up a copy of the books.
COOKING WITH HERBS AND SPICES
Monday, June 1, at 6:00 p.m.
Jean Gardner, Sandusky Library, discussion leader
BARBECUES AND PICNICS
Monday, July 6, at 6:00 p.m.
Cathy Steffenhagen, Sandusky Library, discussion leader
LOCAVORE RECIPES: COOKING WITH FOOD FROM FARMERS' MARKETS
AND YOUR HOME GARDEN
Monday, August 3, at 6:00 p.m.
Ron Davidson, Sandusky Library, discussion leader