Ashland Books at Noon June 2019 Picks

Created on April 27, 2021, 8:49 am

Last Updated April 27, 2021, 8:49 am

On the first Tuesday of every month, an intrepid group of Ashland readers meets at noon to talk about the best books they've read during the month. These are their stories. [Cue CSI Theme Music]
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The discussion of We Cast a Shadow made Bonnie think of this wonderful book by Trevor Noah.
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Kristin said this book made her feel uncomfortable in a good way. She found this novel an interesting way of looking at race in America.
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Cathy shared this title about the woman who didn't ever receive credit for her creation. It is as much about the woman as it is about the process of researching the book. Kristin noted that this sounded like a similar structure to that of Henrietta Lacks, linked below.
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Bonnie found this non fiction look at the racial and class divides in America fascinating.
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Claudia had been looking for a book with beautiful language...and a friend recommended this one to her. She says it was an excellent fit for what she was looking for.
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Pat said she had read this tale of a woman towards the end of her life revisiting moments in her life by reviewing the people who she had known in her address book.
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...and this one. All sounded excellent!
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...and this one...
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...and this one...
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Sandra mentioned this title
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Pat read this story about an unconventional autism treatment and immigration.
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Brenda said she always reads this book at this time of year.
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Since Dave Barry came up, Kristin mentioned this novel by Dave Barry, a play adaptation of which will be included in the OSF 2020 season.
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Because the Huntress is long and serious, Patricia needed something a little lighter to mix things up, so she is also reading this Dave Barry title.
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Patricia was just starting this historical novel and enjoying. Pat had recently finished and also liked!
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This memoir, written by a local couple, was read by a book group Bonnie is in. It had been read by many members of the group, all of whom really enjoyed it.
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Kristin is just finishing this title. It is a first novel for the author (she has published non-fiction prior) and is evocative of Kingsolver...but it also is a mystery! Kristin is really enjoying!
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Claudia found this classic in a little free library and was grateful to have an opportunity to revisit this classic author.
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Wendy really really loved this book. It deals with end of life issues in a soothing way...and she would heartily recommend it to anyone!