Reading Circle – Read what you like and tell us about it! Wednesday, October 23, 4–5pm, Fior D’Italia. 2237 Mason Here are some of the recommendations from a recent Reading Circle:
Reading Circle – Read what you like and tell us about it!
Wednesday, October 23, 4–5pm, Fior D’Italia. 2237 Mason
Here are some of the recommendations from a recent Reading Circle:
A Royal Duty (Paul Burrell) [Recommended by Nancy]
True story of shocking secrets, absolute power, and unlikely alliances written by the Butler to Princess Diana who she called her “rock”. He was the favorite footman who formed a unique relationship with the Queen and he was hand-chosen by the Princess of Wales. He became her ultimate confidante whom she described as “the only man I can trust.” He was accused of theft then acquitted following the historic intervention of the monarch. He has been able to separate the myth from the truth of the Diana years in this detailed personal account.
The Finnish Way: Finding Courage, Wellness, and Happiness Through the Power of Sisu (Katja Pantzar) [Read by Barbara]
Forget hygge- it’s time to blow out the candles and get out into the world! Journalist Katja Pantzar did just that, taking the huge leap to move to the remote Nordic country of Finland. What she discovered there transformed her body, mind, and spirit. In this engaging and practical guide, she shows readers how to embrace the “keep it simple and sensible” daily practices that make Finns one of the happiest populations in the world, year after year.
Papa Hemingway: A Personal Memoir (AE Hotchner) [Recommended by Jennifer]
In 1948, A. E. Hotchner went to Cuba to ask Ernest Hemingway to write an article on “The Future of Literature” for Cosmopolitan magazine. The article never materialized, but from that first meeting at the El Floridita bar in Havana until Hemingway’s death in 1961, Hotchner and the Nobel and Pulitzer Prize–winning author developed a deep and abiding friendship. They caroused in New York City and Rome, ran with the bulls in Pamplona, hunted in Idaho, and fished the waters off Cuba. Thankfully, Hotchner took it all down. Papa Hemingway provides fascinating details about Hemingway’s daily routine, including documentation of his encounters with many of the twentieth century’s most notable artists and celebrities. In the literary icon’s final years, as his poor health began to affect his work, Hotchner tenderly and honestly portrays Hemingway’s valiant attempts to beat back the depression that would lead him to take his own life.
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