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Books Sandwiched In Spring 2020
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Join us for our Spring Books Sandwiched In Series!
“Books Sandwiched In,” a lunchtime book review series running four consecutive Wednesdays, returns on May 6th and runs each Wednesday though May 27! The event is free and open to the public, and participants need not have read the book beforehand. Bring your lunch! Coffee, tea and cookies will be served.
There will be a door prize at each session!
Wednesday, May 6: Tim Tomczak reviews Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling
It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. That doesn’t mean there aren’t real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most. Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world and empower you to respond to the crises and opportunities of the future.
Wednesday, May 13: Rosalie Maguire reviews Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir by Ruth Reichl
Trailblazing food writer and beloved restaurant critic Ruth Reichl took the job (and the risk) of a lifetime when she entered the glamorous, high-stakes world of magazine publishing. Now, for the first time, she chronicles her groundbreaking tenure as editor in chief of Gourmet, during which she spearheaded a revolution in the way we think about food.
Wednesday, May 20: Diana Fox reviews The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson
In the bestselling, prize-winning A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson achieved the seemingly impossible by making the science of our world both understandable and entertaining to millions of people around the globe. Now he turns his attention inwards to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories, The Body: A Guide for Occupants is a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up.
Wednesday, May 27: Richard Beatty reviews The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks by Terry Tempest Williams
From the Grand Tetons in Wyoming to Acadia in Maine to Big Bend in Texas and more, Williams creates a series of lyrical portraits that illuminate the unique grandeur of each place while delving into what it means to shape a landscape with its own evolutionary history into something of our own making. Part memoir, part natural history, and part social critique, The Hour of Land is a meditation and a manifesto on why wild lands matter to the soul of America.