TYC Book Club Books Selected for 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

TYC 2018 Reading Season

  We are happy to say that the  TYC Book Club is entering its tenth year!  When Linda and I first started the TYC Book Club in 2008, we were not sure how many people would attend our meetings, but over the years we have been delighted with the turnout. Some of you are dedicated participants who never miss a meeting while others come occasionally. We are happy to see you either way!

 We meet once a month on Sundays throughout the boating season from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the TYC clubhouse from May through October. We have one winter meeting at a member's home in March of each year.

The book club has become a special part of TYC. Not only is it a good way to talk about books, but it is also a wonderful way to come to know other TYC members and strengthen the bonds of our community. Everyone is always welcome to attend. Below you will find the list of books for this year. We hope you will  join us.

Denise David and Linda Maddigan

Meeting #1

March  4th   from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the home of Denise David

 Product Details

Good Reads description of book:
Mesmerizing, hauntingly beautiful, with the pace and atmosphere of a noir thriller and a wealth of detail about organized crime, the merchant marine and the clash of classes in New York, Egan’s first historical novel is a masterpiece, a deft, startling, intimate exploration of a transformative moment in the lives of women and men, America and the world.
Meeting #2
May 20  Before We Were Yours by Patrica Wingate

                            BEFORE WE WERE YOURS by Lisa Wingate

 Patricia Wingate sheds light on a shameful true story of child exploitation.  The story shifts between the present and the past revealing the unscrupulous behavior of those in charge of an orphanage in South Carolina in the 1930's.

Meeting #3       June 24th

Please note: We changed this date to June 24th because of a conflict with a club cruise.  June 17th is Father's Day so Book Club will meet on June 24th at 12:00 p.m. at TYC.
   The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
                            THE OTHER EINSTEIN by Marie Benedict

This book poses an interesting question:
What if Mileva Marić, Albert Einstein’s first wife, contributed more to the theory of relativity than anyone knew? It should make for an interesting discussion.
Meeting #4           July 15
 Please note a change in this month's selection. Judy Brody, who orginally recommended  The Hundred Year Old Man ... , has requested that we change it to Kristin Hannah's most recent book.

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

On Kristin Hannah's website the book is described this way:

In this unforgettable portrait of human frailty and resilience, Kristin Hannah reveals the indomitable character of the modern American pioneer and the spirit of a vanishing Alaska―a place of incomparable beauty and danger. The Great Alone is a daring, beautiful, stay-up-all-night story about love and loss, the fight for survival, and the wildness that lives in both man and nature.

Meeting #5         August 19  
 The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult    
(Please note: Small Great Things was mistakenly listed as the suggestion at first, but it was, in fact, supposed to be The Storyteller. Sorry for any confusion.)

"A baker enlists a Nazi hunter to entrap a nonagenarian who may have brutalized her grandmother in Picoult’s ambitious novel." Since our group enjoyed Lilac Girls last season, this may also provide for some good reading and some good discussion. 

NOTE: September 8th          
TYC Commodore's Tea

Our speaker, Denise Reichard, will portray  Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and the struggle of women to gain the right to vote.

 "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal."
                                                   ~ELIZABETH CADY STANTON

Meeting #6          September 16  

Belva Lockwood: The Woman Who Would Be President by Jill Norgren

As women, we need to remember our history. This book will introduce us to a brave woman, who was born in 1830, but you may not realize that she was born in the Niagara County community of Royalton. We owe it to her to read her story.

"In the years just after the Civil War, as women began joining the legal profession, only a handful of spirited applicants succeeded in breaking through the cultural barriers that made it difficult to train for the law or win bar membership. 

Female brains, it was thought, were unfit for the strain of mental exercise. The hostility toward women with professional aspirations was so great that only the very brave pushed ahead. Perhaps one of he bravest was Belva A. Lockwood."

This book should lead to a great discussion, especially after our tea speaker's portrayal of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who worked so hard to gain women's right to vote.

Meeting #7   October 14th 

 Sea Trials: Around the World With Duct Tape and Bailing Wire   by Wendy Hinman

The book follows a family-- mother, father and two children, aged thirteen and ten,  on an around-the-world journey on a forty foot sailboat. It is a true story.  An excerpt of the story appeared in Sail Magazine.  The voyage occurred in the 1970's, but we thought it might make for an interesting end of the season discussion.

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