Nebraska Bookworms

Stacks and Bookworms

The Plattsmouth Book Club loves books, and we invite you to join us in savoring them.

We meet the first Saturday of each month, 10 a.m. at the Plattsmouth Public Library, Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Everyone is welcome to attend, whether you've read the current selection or not.

Come join us!

 

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November 4
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande  (2014). Dr. Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: How medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. 304 pp or When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (2016). A posthumous memoir from a trained physician who was also an aspiring writer. 256 pp
Nuclear Nebraska: The Remarkable Story of Little County That Couldn't Be Bought by Susan Cragin. In 1989, the federal government, five state governments and two multinational corporations approached Boyd County, Nebraska with what looked like a wonderful deal: In exchange for permission to build a low-level nuclear waste dump on an abandoned farm, they would pay the county $3 million per year for the next 40 years. For that much money, they thought, wouldn't this poor community agree to just about anything?


Please send title suggestions to Susanne or Carol.

Please check our revised listing of upcoming selections for future reads. Don't forget to send your suggestions to the webmaster to add to our list.

Looking Ahead

 

November 4
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande OR When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Nuclear Nebraska: The Remarkable Story of Little County That Couldn't Be Bought by Susan Cragin

December 2 Single Selection
Journey into Christmas by Bess Streeter Aldrich.

 

 

 

Read the Willa Cather New Yorker article mentioned at our October book club meeting.

Read "Letting Go," the Atul Gawande New Yorker article.

Golden Leaves

Spring and Fall

to a young child

--- Gerard Manley Hopkins

Márgarét, áre you gríeving 
Over Goldengrove unleaving? 
Leáves like the things of man, you
With your fresh thoughts care for, can you? 
Ah! ás the heart grows older 
It will come to such sights colder 
By and by, nor spare a sigh 
Though worlds of wanwood leafmeal lie; 
And yet you wíll weep and know why. 
Now no matter, child, the name: 
Sórrow’s spríngs áre the same. 
Nor mouth had, no nor mind, expressed 
What heart heard of, ghost guessed: 
It ís the blight man was born for, 
It is Margaret you mourn for.