2013-2014 Schedule

September 11: Unbroken: A World War II Airman’s Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
Reviewer: Craig Leman

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October 9: The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media by Brooke Gladstone
Reviewer: Hasso Hering


November 13: Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan
Reviewer: Larry Landis


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December 11: The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt
Reviewer: Paul Farber


January 8: Aubrey-Maturin Napoleonic War novels by Patrick O’Brian
Reviewer: Gerald Krantz


February 12: My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
Reviewer: Maria Chavez-Haroldson


March 12: The Round House by Louise Erdrich
Reviewer: Beth Rietveld


April 9: The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt
Reviewer: Courtney Campbell


May 14: Antarctica: An Intimate Portrait of a Mysterious Continent by Gabrielle Walker
Reviewer: Andrew Thurber


June 11: The World’s Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne
Reviewer: Mary Nevin

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