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Club Read meets the last Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. in the Taylor Auditorium. 

  • January: Crossing to Safety, Wallace Stegner
  • February: All the King's Men, Robert Penn Warren
  • March: You Are Not Special, David McCullough
  • April: How to Change Your Mind, Michael Pollan
  • May: Death in Venice, Thomas Mann
  • June: Love and Ruin, Paula McClain
  • July: One of Ours, Willa Cather
  • August: Varina, Charles Frazier
  • September: Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens
  • October: The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli
  • November: Quiet, Susan Cain
Crossing to Safety

Wallace Stegner · Random House
Pages: 277
Format: Print book

Called a "magnificently crafted story . . . brimming with wisdom" by Howard Frank Mosher in The Washington Post Book World, Crossing to Safety has, since its publication in 1987, established itself as one of the greatest and most cherished American novels of the twentieth century....
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All the king's men

Robert Penn Warren · Harcourt Brace
Pages: 438
Format: Paperback

Set in the '30s, this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel traces the rise and fall of demagogue Willie Stark, a fictional character who resembles the real-life Huey "Kingfish" Long of Louisiana. Stark begins his political career as an idealistic man of the people but soon becomes corrupted...
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You Are Not Special: ... And Other Encouragements

David McCullough Jr. · Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 316
Format: Print book

David mccullough, Jr.'s now iconic high school commencement address was a tonic for children, parents, and educators alike. With wit and a perspective earned from raising four children and teaching high school students for nearly thirty years, McCullough expands on his speech, shares...
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How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

MICHAEL POLLAN · Penguin Press
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

A brilliant and brave investigation by Michael Pollan, author of five New York Times best sellers, into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences

When Michael Pollan...
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Death in Venice

Thomas Mann
Format: Paperback

"The world-famous masterpiece by Nobel laureate Thomas Mann -- here in a new translation by Michael Henry Heim Published on the eve of World War I, a decade after Buddenbrooks had established Thomas Mann as a literary celebrity, Death in Venice tells the story of Gustav von Aschenbach,...

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Love and Ruin: A Novel

PAULA MCLAIN · Ballantine Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The bestselling author of The Paris Wife returns to the subject of Ernest Hemingway in a novel about his passionate, stormy marriage to Martha Gellhorn - a fiercely independent, ambitious young woman who would become one of the greatest war correspondents of the twentieth century
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One of Ours

Willa Cather · Center Point Pub; Lrg edition
Format: Book

Claude has an intuitive faith in "something splendid" and feels at odds with his contemporaries. The war offers him the opportunity to forget his farm and his marriage of compromise; he enlists and discovers that he has lacked. But while war demands altruism, its essence is destructive....
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Varina

Charles Frazier · HarperAudio
Format: Book

In his powerful fourth novel, Charles Frazier returns to the time and place of Cold Mountain, vividly bringing to life the chaos and devastation of the Civil War

With her marriage prospects limited, teenage Varina Howell agrees to wed the much-older widower Jefferson Davis, with...

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Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens · Dover Publications
Pages: 346
Format: Paperback

Starved and mistreated, empty bowl in hand, the young hero musters the courage to approach his master, saying, "Please, sir, I want some more." Oliver Twist's famous cry of the heart has resounded with readers since the novel's initial appearance in 1837, and the book remains...

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The Prince and Other Writings

W. K. Machiavelli Niccolo; Marriott · Fall River Press

One of the foremost examples of modern philosophy, Niccolà Machiavellis The Prince is notorious for the morality it expounds, often summarized by the phrase, The end justifies the means. With The Prince, Machiavellis intent was to provide practical advice for rulers and politicians, especially...
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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Susan Cain · Crown; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet,"...
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