Our next meeting is Tuesday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Crossings clubhouse (the Walnut Country HOA Clubhouse, 44965 S Larwin Ave, Concord, CA 94521). We’ll be discussing I Am No One by Patrick Flanery. This novel “explores the tenuous link between fear and paranoia in our post-Snowden lives: a world of surveillance and self-censorship, where privacy no longer exists and our freedoms are inexorably eroded” [from Publisher's blurb].
November’s book is When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II, by Molly Guptill Manning. “The inspiring story of an army of Librarians, 120 million special paperbacks, and the authors and books that lifted the spirits of our troops” (from jacket flap).” The book details the grass-roots campaign by librarians to send American troops free books — as a counterattack against the Nazis, who banned and burned books — and the joint program of the War Department and publishers to create the Armed Services Editions, small paperback books that soldiers could carry in their pockets. The meeting to discuss the book will be on Tuesday, November 15.