VB Reads...General Literature

Join Cindi and discuss books from a variety of genres
at 7 pm, the first Monday of each month. Authors DO NOT attend.

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$15.95
ISBN: 9780547394602
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - September 7th, 2010

Monday, March 7, 7:00pm
 
Egan narrates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against the implacable fire with unstoppable dramatic force. Equally dramatic is the larger story he tells of outsized president Teddy Roosevelt and his chief forester, Gifford Pinchot. Pioneering the notion of conservation, Roosevelt and Pinchot did nothing less than create the idea of public land as our national treasure, owned by and preserved for every citizen.


$16.95
ISBN: 9780767919418
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Published: Anchor Books - June 3rd, 2014

Monday, April 4, 7:00pm
 
The summer of 1927 began with Charles Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic. Meanwhile, Babe Ruth was closing in on the home run record. In Newark, New Jersey, Alvin Shipwreck Kelly sat atop a flagpole for twelve days, and in Chicago, the gangster Al Capone was tightening his grip on bootlegging. All this and much, much more transpired in the year Americans attempted and accomplished outsized things and when the twentieth century truly became the American century.


$15.99
ISBN: 9780062218308
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Published: Ecco Press - February 10th, 2015

Monday, May 2, 7:00pm
 

Though Astoria, the colony itself, would be short-lived, its founders opened provincial American eyes to the remarkable potential of the Western coast, discovered the route that became the Oregon Trail, and permanently altered the nation's landscape and global standing.


$18.00
ISBN: 9780316176491
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 7th, 2014

Monday, June 6, 7:00pm
 

On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born, the third child of a wealthy English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in any number of ways.


$16.00
ISBN: 9781476738024
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Published: Washington Square Press - May 5th, 2015

Monday, July 11, 7:00pm
 

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon--the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. When one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations.

NOTE: This meeting is delayed a week due to the 4th of July.


$15.95
ISBN: 9780307455925
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Published: Anchor Books - March 4th, 2014

Monday, August 1, 7:00pm
 

Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion for each other and for their homeland.

Monday, September 12, 7:00pm

VOTING MONTH!!!

NOTE: This meeting is delayed a week due to Labor Day.