Nebraska Bookworms

Stacks and Bookworms

The Plattsmouth Book Club loves books, and we invite you to join us in savoring them.

We meet the first Saturday of each month, 10 a.m. at the Plattsmouth Public Library, Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Everyone is welcome to attend, whether you've read the current selection or not.

Come join us!

 

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Mindwebs (sci-fi)
Open Culture
Overdrive
Project Gutenberg
Free Classic Books
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February 

Journal of a Trapper by Osborn Russel (born 1814). First-hand account of the life of a fur trapper in the Rocky Mountains when the trade there was at its peak 154 pp plus additional material. Recommended by historical Mountain Men re-enactors.

or

Vanishing Half by Timothy Egan, author of The Worst Hard Time. New novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white.

 

Please send title suggestions to Susanne or Carol.

Please check our revised listing of upcoming selections for future reads. Don't forget to send your suggestions to the webmaster to add to our list.

Looking Ahead

 

March 

The Big Burn by Timothy Egan, author of The Worst Hard Time. Suspenseful account of the national catastrophic fires of 1910, and their impact on Teddy Roosevelt and his chief forester Gifford Pinchot to pioneer the notion of natural conservation.  

or

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson. Intimate chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz—an inspiring portrait of courage and leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis.

April 

Girl by Edna O’Brien. Fictionalized, harrowing account of a young Nigerian girl kidnapped by the Boko Haram. Or any other work by or about O’Brien

or

My Sister's Keeper  by Jodi Picoult . Novel about a girl who decides to sue her parents for the rights to her own body.