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Feb 2023: Whole Earth

Whole Earth: The Many Lives of Stewart Brand by John Markoff Non-Fiction suggested by Sharon The definitive biography of iconic serial visionary Stewart Brand from the Merry Pranksters to the “Whole Earth Catalog” and environmental consciousness. From Amazon – Told by one of our greatest chroniclers of technology and society, the definitive biography of iconic […]

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Mar 2023: Trust

Trust by Hernan Diaz Fiction suggested by Barbara From Amazon – An unparalleled novel about money, power, intimacy, and perception. It engages the reader in a quest for the truth while confronting the deceptions that often live at the heart of personal relationships, the reality-warping force of capital, and the ease with which power can […]

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Apr 2023: Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker

Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker: A Novel by Jennifer Chiaverini Fiction suggested by Verna Based on a true story, a real person, see – https://www.whitehousehistory.org/from-slavery-to-the-white-house-the-extraordinary-life-of-elizabeth-keckly From Amazon —  revealing the private lives of President Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, through the eyes of the First Lady’s most trusted confidante and friend in this compelling […]

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May 2023: Horse

Horse by Geraldine Brooks Fiction suggested by Jackie From Amazon –  Based on the remarkable true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred Lexington, Horse is a novel of art and science, love and obsession, and our unfinished reckoning with racism. … a heart-pounding American epic that gallops backward and forward in time to tell a story about […]

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Jun 2023: The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood Fiction suggested by Shirley In this classic story, what once was the United States reacts to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by creating a society where women are strictly controlled. From Amazon – Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United […]