Book Club

The FiftyNorth Book Club meets the 2nd Friday of the month at 10:30am.  All are welcome. For more information call Katherine Collman, 507-645-1367.


January

MIRACLE IN THE ANDES: 72 DAYS by Nando Parrado

Miracle in the Andes is Nando Parrado’s true account of his struggle to survive after the plane chartered by his rugby team crashes into the Andes Mountain range near Chile. … They crashed on a glacial mountain ridge and had only the airplanes remaining fuselage for protection.

February

THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB by Richard Osman

An eclectic group of retired residents at Coopers Chase village meet every Thursday to try their hand at solving old murders. … But then exceptional luck comes their way when an actual, real-live murder falls into their laps. Tony Curran, developer of the retirement village, is killed.

March

THIS TIME NEXT YEAR WE’LL BE LAUGHING by Jacqueline Winspear

A personal memoir this author’s family’s resilience in the face of war and privation.
Jacqueline Winspear’s memoir tackles family issues like her paternal grandfather’s shellshock, her mother’s evacuation from London during the Blitz, her soft-spoken animal-loving father’s torturous assignment to an explosives team during WWII, her parents’ years living with Romani Gypsies; and Jacqueline’s own childhood working on farms in rural Kent, capturing her ties to the land and her dream of being a writer at its very inception.

April

THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN by Simon Winchester

In The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, Simon Winchester tells the story of Dr. William C. Minor, a retired American army surgeon found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity in England during the nineteenth century.

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