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Books Sandwiched In
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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 1st and runs each Wednesday until May 29. 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.
New this Spring-
Door Prize at each session- one person will win a copy of our Richmond Reads title, Southernmost by Silas House!
50/50 Cash Raffle at each session- in support of Barker Public Library, which was destroyed in a fire in January 2019. More information about the library here.
Wednesday, May 1: Bob Conrad reviews The Library Book by Susan Orlean
On April 28, 1986, a fire destroyed the Los Angeles Public Library. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more. Investigators descended on the scene, but more than thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, who?
Wednesday, May 8: Kathy McAllister reviews Educated by Tara Westover
Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Raised in isolation, Tara found a way out of difficult situation by educating herself, eventually learning enough math and grammar to gain admission to Brigham Young University.
Wednesday, May 15: Elizabeth White reviews The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King
Drawing on original interviews, oral histories, and archival documents, Maxwell King traces Rogers’ personal, professional, and artistic life.
Wednesday, May 22: David Beatty reviews How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan
A groundbreaking investigation into the medical and scientific revolution currently taking place in the field of psychedelic drugs.
Wednesday, May 29: The Books Sandwiched In Committee shares their brief reviews of recent fiction titles:
Beth Stich will review The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
Sandy Seyfried will review Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Frances McNulty will review My Abandonment by Peter Rock
Richard Beatty will review The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047 by Lionel Shriver
Bob Knipe will review Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart
Sue Chiddy will review Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate