Books @ Noon May 2021 Picks

Created on July 18, 2021, 1:15 pm

Last Updated July 18, 2021, 1:15 pm

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] NOTE: This month's list is being completed late and the notes for each title are limited to the person who shared the the title for this list.
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Bill kicked us off with this book that he said was like an extension of "The Double Helix", linked next. Your loyal scribe is late getting this list out, so who shared what is all that will appear on the notes for this edition of our list.
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Mary enjoyed this and read it after having read Bellman and Black, linked next.
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Carolyn read and enjoyed this title...and Mary & Sandra recommended Madame Fourcade's Secret War, linked next.
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Mike recommended this title
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Mike is also reading this title and promised to share his thoughts on it soon.
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Sandra shared this novel set in the antebellum south and told from multiple points of view. Your chronicler did just finish this herself and it is definitely gritty in its representation of slavery, including lots of plot points involving rape, but is beautifully written and powerful.
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Kathy read this book. Then we talked about Harper Lee and her books are linked next.
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Kristin suggested that many attendees might enjoy this look at Shakespeare productions through the lens of US History.
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Sandra suggested this one for its "quotidian little pieces" which made Kristin think of Gmorning Gnight by Lin Manuel Miranda, linked next.
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Kristin suggested this middle grade retelling of an event all of us will remember: the Challenger space shuttle crash, told from the point of view of a young girl who wants to be an astronaut.
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