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 Carol Goulah

 Please call Carol ahead of time at 716-625-9024 if you are planning to attend. She will be glad to give directions if you need them. We appreciate Carol's   gracious and generous offer to have the book club meeting at  her home. We hope to see you there!

 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

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.
June 10   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  The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson 

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The: Jonas Jonasson

 "Confined to a nursing home and about to turn 100, Allan Karlsson, who has a larger-than-life back story as an explosives expert, climbs out of the window in his slippers and embarks on an unforgettable adventure involving thugs, a murderous elephant and a very friendly hot dog stand operator. "

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 for 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 the 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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