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BBI 2020 Book Discussion Titles

Due to the many uncertainties of this summer, only books and dates are set. 

Where each meeting will be held will be announced closer to the date of each discussion.

Food will not be a feature of this year’s meetings, so there will be no hostesses. 

People will be free to bring their own goodybags and probably their own chairs.

Chris McAfee hopes to be on the Island June 19. Chris has several copies of The Goldfinch in hardback for sale at $5.  Let her know if you want one and she will set it aside. 

All $ goes to the Historical Society.


Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover   

Public education was one of the many things her religious fanatic father was dubious of, believing it a means for the government to brainwash its gullible citizens, and her mother wasn’t diligent on the homeschooling front.  She eventually earned her PHD.  This is her story. Tara Westover is living proof that some people are flat-out, boots-always-laced-up indomitable. Her new book, Educated, is a heartbreaking, heartwarming, best-in-years memoir about striding beyond the limitations of birth and environment into a better life.

July 9, 2 p.m.



The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan 

The title pretty much tells the story.  It’s about the woman of Oak Ridge, Tenn. who labored on the top secret development of the atomic bomb.  From janitors to engineers, the author has based the book on interviews with the actual women, focusing on 10 of them.   

July 23, 2 p.m.



Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owen

For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home. 

August 6, 2 p.m.



The Water Dancers by Terry Gamble

The Water Dancers is the story of Rachel Winnapee, a poverty-stricken, sixteen-year-old Native American orphan who goes to work at the opulent March family summer home on the shores of Lake Michigan in the post-World War II summer of 1945. A young woman with no delusions about her place in this world of privilege, surrounded by a wealth she never imagined, she strives to remain invisible, until she is assigned the task of caring for the family's tragically scarred, emotionally shattered young scion 

August 20, 2 p.m.



The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

It won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and is a new movie starring Nicole Kidman.  The novel is a coming-of-age tale told in the first person. The protagonist, 13-year-old Theodore Decker, survives a terrorist bombing at an art museum where his mother dies. While staggering through the debris, he takes with him a small Dutch Golden Age Painting and called The Goldfinch. It becomes a singular source of hope for him as he descends into a world of crime. 

September 3, 2 p.m.




All are welcome. 

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