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Feb 2022: Segu

Segu by Maryse Condé Fiction suggested by Janet Set in an 18th century African kingdom and based on actual events, examines the cultural transformations brought about by the rise of Islam coming from the east and the slave trade coming from the west. From Amazon – Segu follows the life of Dousika Traore, the king’s most […]

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Mar 2022: Narrowboat Summer

Narrowboat Summer by Anne Youngson Fiction suggested by Terry I think it would be fun to discuss this book about two women who take over a “narrow boat” on the canals in the UK. They are strangers who by chance meet a third woman who needs help getting the boat to a destination while she […]

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April 2022: The Horde

The Horde: How the Mongols Changed the World by Marie Favereau Non-Fiction suggested by Shirley from Amazon – An epic history of the Mongols. Conquerors and also city builders, diplomats, and supple economic thinkers who constructed one of the most influential empires in history. Their accomplishments extended far beyond war.Favereau takes us inside one of […]

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May 2022: The Color of Law

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein Non-Fiction suggested by Sharon from Sharon – Great book with lots of local references. Very current topic. It’s a Palo Alto library city reads book. from Amazon – how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced […]