The holidays are upon us and with them bring our December picks, two massive entertainments that will hopefully bring some great conversation.
A fun fact, the evening group’s rating of Daniel James Brown’s The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, was ranked the second highest book in our Club’s contemporary period, placing in the top three ranked books as the following:
1. Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
2. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
3. King: A Life by Jonathan Eig
Let’s see if these new choices can crack the podium!
We’ll see you on December 12th! 9:15AM or 7:30PM!
The Morning Group
Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel–prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with—of all things—her mind. True chemistry results.
The Evening Group
In 1972, when workers in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, were digging the foundations for a new development, the last thing they expected to find was a skeleton at the bottom of a well. Who the skeleton was and how it got there were two of the long-held secrets kept by the residents of Chicken Hill, the dilapidated neighborhood where immigrant Jews and African Americans lived side by side and shared ambitions and sorrows.