“Just the Facts,” the nonfiction book discussion group, will be reading Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Lauren Hillenbrand. Hillenbrand, author of Seabiscuit, takes as her subject Louis Zamperini, track star in the 1936 Olympics. When the war comes, Louis has to become an airman and embarks on a journey that leads to a doomed flight, a tiny raft, leaping sharks, thirst and starvation. “Rescued” by the Japanese, he spends the rest of the war trying to survive the brutality of the Japanese prisoner of war camps. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will. We will discuss Unbroken on Thursday, May 15 at 6:30 pm. Copies are available at the desk or through Overdrive.
Café Parlez’ selection for May is Ahab’s Wife: or The Star-Gazer, by Sarah Jeter Naslund. Inspired by a brief passage in Moby Dick, it is the story of Una, exiled as a child to live in a lighthouse, removed from the physical and emotional abuse of a religion-mad father. It is the romantic adventure of a young woman setting sail in a cabin boy’s disguise to encounter darkness, wonder, and catastrophe; the story of a devoted wife who witnesses her husband’s destruction by obsession and madness. Ultimately, it is the powerful and moving story of a woman’s triumph over tragedy and loss through her courage, creativity, and intelligence. We will discuss this book on Thursday, May 29 at 6:30 pm. Books are available at the desk or bring your own copy.
Computer assistance is available Wednesday mornings from 10:00 – 11:30 am. Call the library at 508-763-8600 for more information.
The Plumb Library Knitters meets Monday at 6:30 pm. Beginners are welcome. Chocolate is always served.