Non-Fiction Book Club to discuss Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families by J. Anthony Lukas - Thursday, June 6th @ 6:30pm
This is an epic tome. A massive treatment for a tempestuous time written with such rigor and insight that it is difficult to sum up. As the late Robert B. Parker wrote in his 1985 review of this book: “To say that “Common Ground” is about busing in Boston is a bit like saying that Moby Dick is about whaling in New Bedford, but it`s a start.” And, while it might be too late to start reading this book to have it finished by our discussion next Thursday it would be well worth it to try.
The Non-Fiction Book club normally meets the first Thursday of every month. This summer we’ve had to adjust the schedule a bit because of last month’s Foundation Author Visit and the fact that Independence Day is the first Thursday of July. So, this was the big big book we took two months to read. We’ll be doing it again—reading the massive biography Truman by David McCullough for discussion at the August meeting. Copies of Truman will be available at next week’s discussion of Common Ground. More information about the group and a list past and future titles are available in the events section of our website.