January Book Club will be hosted by Catherine March ’14 and Matthew Nagowski ’05. They have selected Everything I Never Told You, the debut novel of Celeste Ng.
From the Los Angeles Times:
“Excellent…an accomplished debut… heart-wrenching…Ng deftly pulls together the strands of this complex, multigenerational novel. Everything I Never Told You is an engaging work that casts a powerful light on the secrets that have kept an American family together—and that finally end up tearing it apart.”
RSVP to Celinda Crego ’79 at email@example.com.
November Book Club will meet at the home of Celinda Crego ’79. Celinda has selected the book, Orphan Train by Christina Kline. This is a novel based on actual orphan trains that carried orphans to the Midwest.
“Foster teen Molly is performing community-service work for elderly widow Vivian, and as they go through Vivian’s cluttered attic, they discover that
their lives have much in common. When Vivian was a girl, she was taken to a new life on an orphan train. These trains carried children to adoptive families for 75 years, from the mid-nineteenth century to the start of the Great Depression.“ (from Booklist)
There are MANY copies of the book in the Buffalo and Erie County library, in different formats.
Contact Celinda Crego ’79 at CAC432@aol.com for more information.
The September 4th ( 1st Tuesday, the day after Labor Day) Cornell Club Book Club Meeting will be hosted by Eli Kaufman. Eli has chosen the book Grandfather Stories by Samuel Hopkins Adams.
From Wikipedia: “Grandfather Stories
is a book of 23 historical tales by journalist and novelist Samuel Hopkins Adams
. Three were originally published in Woman’s Day
and 15 in The New Yorker
. Most of the stories take place in upper New York State
, along the Erie Canal
. Those stories told by his grandfather occur in the 1820s; others, when Adams was a boy in the 1870s and 1880s. Adams does not state how much of the tales is fact and how much is fiction; some are clearly his own memoirs, others are historical fiction, and still others seem to be a reconstruction of his grandfather’s life experiences.“
Contact Celinda Crego ’79 at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
The July 10 Book Club will be hosted by Jen Friedman. Jen has selected “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah. This nonfiction book is written by the host of The Daily Show. “[A] compelling new memoir. . . . By turns alarming, sad and funny, [the] book provides a harrowing look, through the prism of Mr. Noah’s family, at life in South Africa under apartheid and the country’s lurching entry into a postapartheid era in the 1990s.” —The New York Times
There are many copies in the library system.
For more information contact Celinda Crego ’79 at (email@example.com)