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The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough

This quarter’s non-fiction book club selection, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, is a whopping 558 page travelogue/history of Paris between the 1830s through the early 1900s. In these pages, McCullough tells the tale of the Americans that were brave enough, fortunate enough, or foolish enough to make the difficult trek from America to France. … Continue reading

Book Club Books / Karen / Nonfiction / Nonfiction Book Club / Science

The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean

Who would ever imagine that a book about the Periodic Table of the Elements could be so enjoyed by anyone other than chemists or physicists? Well, Sam Kean did and the outcome was the VERY interesting Disappearing Spoon. And the attendees of the Non-Fiction Book Discussion could not agree more. First, any ideas where the … Continue reading

Book Club Books / Karen / Nonfiction / Nonfiction Book Club / Science

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

This title was discussed at the Bartlett Library’s non-fiction book discussion on February 22, 2016. Stiff is, simply put, a book about dead bodies and how we, in this country, treat and feel about them.  Reading about such taboo subjects as decomposition and dissection made for a lively discussion! Highlights included: Whether or not you would … Continue reading