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Afternoon Book Chat

VB Reads...Afternoon Book Chat

Wed, 02/08/2023 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Wednesday, February 8, 1:00pm

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson

The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers an intimate chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz—an inspiring portrait of courage and leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis.

In The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson shows, in cinematic detail, how Churchill taught the British people “the art of being fearless.” It is a story of political brinkmanship, but it’s also an intimate domestic drama, set against the backdrop of Churchill’s prime-ministerial country home, Chequers; his wartime retreat, Ditchley, where he and his entourage go when the moon is brightest and the bombing threat is highest; and of course, 10 Downing Street in London.

Erik Larson is the author of six New York Times bestsellers, most recently The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz, which examines how Winston Churchill and his “Secret Circle” went about surviving the German air campaign of 1940-41. 
 

VB Reads...Afternoon Book Chat

Wed, 03/08/2023 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Wednesday, March 8, 1:00pm

The Cold Millions by Jess Walter 2023 Whatcom READS selection!

An intimate story of brotherhood, love, sacrifice, and betrayal set against the panoramic backdrop of an early twentieth-century America that eerily echoes our own time, The Cold Millions offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of a nation grappling with the chasm between rich and poor, between harsh realities and simple dreams.

Jess Walter is the author of six novels, including the bestsellers Beautiful Ruins and The Financial Lives of the Poets, the National Book Award finalist The Zero, and Citizen Vince, the winner of the Edgar Award for best novel. His short fiction has appeared in Harper's, McSweeney's, and Playboy, as well as The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. He lives in his hometown of Spokane, Washington.

VB Reads...Afternoon Book Chat: NO APRIL MEETING

Wed, 04/12/2023 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

The Afternoon Book Chat is taking a break in April! We'll see you again in May. Happy Spring!

VB Reads...Afternoon Book Chat

Wed, 05/10/2023 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Wednesday, May 10, 1:00pm

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever—and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.
Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.
But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.

Victoria "V.E." Schwab is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books for adults and children, including the acclaimed novel The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, the Shades of Magic series, Villains series, This Savage Song, and Our Dark Duet.

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