Evening Book Discussion
These are books that our Evening group have read over the last decade. This list runs from 2005 to present.
Chesley Memorial Library
A St. Louis Post Dispatch Best Book of 2017 The first full biography of Ernest Hemingway in more than fifteen years is thefirst to draw on a wide array of never-before-used material, resulting in themost nuanced portrait to date of this complex, enigmatic artist. Considered inhis time the greatest living American writer, Hemingway was a winner of thePulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize whose personal demons undid him in the end,and whose novels and stories have influenced the writing of fiction
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper (Paperback)
Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater-vest, waters his fern, Frederica, and heads out to his garden. But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam's death, something changes. Sorting through Miriam's possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he's never seen before. What follows is a surprising and unforgettable odyssey th
American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse
Imagine a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde, torching houses in rural Accomack County, Virginia instead of shooting up banks, and you've got this true-crime nonfiction release about right. Hesse chronicles the hows and whys of the couple's unprecedented 5-month crime spree, in which they set fire to 67 ho