July Book Club

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 (cac432@aol.com)

June Book Club

The June 12 Book Club selection is “If You Were Here” by Jen Lancaster, at the home of Celinda Crego. This book is a humorous novel about buying and remodeling a house and is the fiction debut of the New York Times bestselling author of My Fair Lazy. There are many copies of this book in the Erie County library system. 

 

Contact Celinda Crego ’79 (cac432@aol.com) for more information.

April Book Club

Save the Date!

Book club will meet April 17th at the home of Catherine March ’14 to discuss The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz (Cornell MFA ’95).

Diaz will be in Buffalo on April 20th giving a lecture on the novel as part of the Just Buffalo BABEL series.

More information and tickets to the BABEL event at Kleinhan’s Music Hall available online

February Book Club

Cuddle up this February with a good read and gather to discuss on February 13th. Host Terri Zelasko has selected Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochschild.

“The renowned sociologist Arlie Hochschild embarks on a thought-provoking journey from her liberal hometown of Berkeley, California, deep into Louisiana bayou country―a stronghold of the conservative right. As she gets to know people who strongly oppose many of the ideas she famously champions, Hochschild nevertheless finds common ground and quickly warms to the people she meets―among them a Tea Party activist whose town has been swallowed by a sinkhole caused by a drilling accident―people whose concerns are actually ones that all Americans share: the desire for community, the embrace of family, and hopes for their children.”

Contact Celinda Crego at cac432@aol.com to learn more.