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Wednesday Readers

Meeting information for the Wednesday Readers Book Group.

Our next meeting will be on
Monday, February 10th at 7:00 p.m.
in the Community Room

Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker

Copies of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini will be available at the Circulation Desk prior to the meeting date.  For more information about this group, contact Jill Hansen-Aune at the Reference Desk; 231-928-0256.

From the back cover:

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini’s compelling historical novel unveils the private lives of Abraham and Mary Lincoln through the perspective of the First Lady’s most trusted confidante and friend, her dressmaker, Elizabeth Keckley.
 
In a life that spanned nearly a century and witnessed some of the most momentous events in American history, Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley was born a slave. A gifted seamstress, she earned her freedom by the skill of her needle, and won the friendship of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln by her devotion.

A sweeping historical novel, Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker illuminates the extraordinary relationship the two women shared, beginning in the hallowed halls of the White House during the trials of the Civil War and enduring almost, but not quite, to the end of Mrs. Lincoln’s days.

Past Book Group Selections
January 2020 - Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier
December 2019 - An Amish Christmas by Cynthia Keller
November 2019 - Mango Rash by Nan Sanders Pokerwinski
September 2019 - The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
August 2019 - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
July 2019 - The Martian by Andy Weir
June 2019 - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
May 2019 - Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
April 2019 - Poetry by Gwen Frostic
March 2019 - Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson
February 2019 - The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
December 2018 - Truce by Jim Murphy
November 2018 - The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson and A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith
September 2018 - Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories
August 2018 - The Troubled Man by Henning Mankell
July 2018 - The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
June 2018 - Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg
May 2018 - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
April 2018 - The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
March 2018 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
February 2018 - X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz
January 2018 - The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
December 2017 - Gingerbread Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke
November 2017 - 11/22/63 by Stephen King
September 2017 - The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
August 2017 - Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
July 2017 - Wonder by R.J. Palacio
June 2017 - The Blind Side by Michael Lewis
May 2017 - All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani
April 2017 - Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
March 2017 - Betrayal by John Lescroart
February 2017 - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon