Our book club
We've met monthly for 22 years.
Books we loved
"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot, "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, "All My Sons" by Arthur Miller and essays by Joseph Epstein. We especially liked "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. Her research produced a riveting account of the horrors suffered by American prisoners of war in the Pacific during the last months of World War II and the events leading to the war's end. Two of our members are World War II veterans.
A book we disliked
"What Paul Meant" by Garry Wills. The story was cumbersome and difficult to follow, and at the end we still really didn't know what Paul meant.
Our best discussion
"Blueprint For Disaster," a book about the history of public housing in Chicago. The author, D. Bradford Hunt, joined our meeting. He answered many of our questions.
We would like to meet
Joseph Epstein because we find his writing to be beautifully crafted, witty, poignant and insightful.
Our next selection
"The Magnificent Medills" by Megan McKinney. We look forward to learning about this influential family in Chicago history.
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