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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February 1
The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa. Portuguese master’s “autobiography” or “diary” containing exquisite melancholy observations, aphorisms, and ruminations, this classic work grapples with eternal questions.
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Lilli de Jong by Janet Benton A young woman finds the most powerful love of her life when she gives birth at an institution for unwed mothers in 1883 Philadelphia.

 

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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

Quotations from Pessoa

Some, the prophets and saints who walk this vacuous world, are exploited by God himself.

...in the future…I’ll be living quietly in a house somewhere in the suburbs, enjoying a peaceful existence not writing the book I’m not writing now and, so as to continue not doing so, I will come up with different excuses for the ones I use now to avoid actually confronting myself. Or I’ll be interned in a poorhouse, content with my utter failure….

If you cannot live alone, then you were born a slave.

My life: a tragedy booed off the stage by the gods after only the first act.

Friends: none. Just a few acquaintances who think they get on with me and would perhaps be sorry if I got knocked down by a train or it rained on the day of the funeral.