Nebraska Bookworms

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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.

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October 7
The Witchcraft of Salem Village by Shirley Jackson (1963). Describes the social and religious conditions surrounding the Salem witch hunts, the extensive trials and executions, and the aftermath of the hysteria. Written for a younger audience, but appropriate for all ages. 146 pp  OR Any other book regarding the Salem Witch Trials.
Nebraska Stories by Ron Hansen. The resonant diction and razor-sharp storytelling of Hansen's earlier books echo through Nebraska. These 11 gemlike tales range from the blue heart of the blizzard of 1888 to the sweltering jungles of war. OR The Nebraska Dispatches by Christopher Cartmill. When playwright Christopher Cartmill returned to his hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska, to write a play about Chief Standing Bear, he unknowingly began a complicated adventure. As he followed the story of the Ponca chief who fought so hard to return from a reservation in Oklahoma to his homeland in northern Nebraska, Cartmill stumbled into the politics of identity, contested notions of homeland, and his own past.


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

 

October 7
The Witchcraft of Salem Village by Shirley Jackson  OR Any other book regarding the Salem Witch Trials.
Nebraska Stories by Ron Hansen. OR The Nebraska Dispatches by Christopher Cartmill

 

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

 

December2 Single Selection
Journey into Christmas by Bess Streeter Aldrich

 

 

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.