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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!

 

NOTICE
During this difficult time, we suspend our scheduled plans. Stay safe, stay calm, and stay reading. Watch for posted updates regularly.

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June 5

THE FACE OF WAR by Martha Gellhorn (1908-1998) original hardcover (1959) 254 pp updated version 2018 352 pp.  Gellhorn was a journalist, investigative reporter, author, and war correspondent for many decades, through many wars, and in many countries. Read the collected essays in The Face of War or anything else written by her.  ($7.51 Amazon)

LAST HOPE ISLAND by Len Olson A groundbreaking account of how Britain became the base of operations for the exiled leaders of Europe in their desperate struggle to reclaim their continent from Hitler. ($4.25)

HUNGER by Knut Hamsun 144 pp   One of the most important writers of the 20th century, Norwegian Hamsun made literary history with the 1890 publication of this powerful autobiographical novel recounting the abject poverty, hunger and despair of a young writer struggling to achieve self-discovery artistic expression. Hamsun influenced many of the major 20th-century writers who followed him, including Kafka, Joyce and Henry Miller. ($1.96 + Amazon)

NEWS SORORITY: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour--and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV Newsby Sheila Weller  Drawing on exclusive interviews with their colleagues and intimates from childhood on, The News Sorority crafts a lively and exhilarating narrative that reveals the hard struggles and inner strengths that shaped these women and powered their success.  ($3.79)  

 

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

July

Tell us about a surprise read—the book itself and the circumstances under which you came to read it.  This could be a book you thought you would not like, but then did, or the opposite—one you were sure you would love, and were then disappointed.  Or any other reading surprise.  Feel free to include past book club selections.  This will not require additional reading, just some reflections on the past. 

August

Tell us about a Nebraska associated book—set here, by someone from here, associated with here; feel free to interpret this loosely.  Again,  fine to use a past selection.  

 

In September we plan to return to defined monthly  selections—we (Carol, Jeanie, Sandra and I) welcome your suggestions.