World War II

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

All the light we cannot seeTitle to be discussed: All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall. In another world in Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, grows up with his younger sister, Jutta, both enchanted by a crude radio Werner finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and brutal military academy and, ultimately, makes him a highly specialized tracker of the Resistance. Werner travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure."

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Delicious by Ruth ReichlTitle to be discussed: Delicious! by Ruth Reichl.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, February 10, 6:30pm.  Summary: "A New York Times bestselling author Billie Breslin traveled from her California home to take a job at Delicious, the most iconic food magazine in New York. When the publication is suddenly shut down, the staff, now Billie's extended family, must move on. But Billie is offered the job of staying behind in the deserted downtown mansion offices to uphold the "Delicious Guarantee." What she doesn't know is that this boring, lonely job will be the portal to a life-changing discovery."

Peer Pressure

UnbrokenGive in to peer pressure and read the book that's been on the New York Times best sellers list for almost 3 years: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.

Dulce et decorum est: War and Anti-War Poetry

Cover Art: Blue-Tail Fly by Vievee FrancisSoldiers have been writing poetry glorifying or abhorring war for as long as there have been soldiers and wars. Others have written poems lamenting war's inhumanity and its wastes every bit as long. I guess the best we can do is work toward the day when neither will be necessary.

Below you will find poetry occasioned by war from the Harris County Public Library Catalog.

 

 

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