Faculty Book Club

Founded in 2006, the NCHS Faculty Book Club meets monthly to discuss the books they select as a group. Titles include both fiction and nonfiction and range widely in subject matter and authorship. Four years and 46 books later, they are currently reading The Women, by T.C. Boyle.
Aug. 2010 The Women The Women, by T.C. Boyle
A dazzling novel of Frank Lloyd Wright, told from the point of view of the women in his life.
June 2010 The Glassblower of Murano The Glassblower of Murano, by Marina Fiorato
The NCHS Library does not own this item. Please see the librarian if you want to request it from another library.
May 2010

The Zookeeper's Wife

Call Number: 940.53 A354d 2007

The Zookeeper’s Wife, by Diane Ackerman
The true story of how the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw–and the city’s zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Żabiński began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen “guests” hid inside the Żabińskis’ villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing, and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts. [Description from WorldCat.org]
April 2010 The Secret of Lost Things: A Novel The Secret of Lost Things: A Novel, by Sheridan Hay
The NCHS Library does not own this item. Please see the librarian if you want to request it from another library.
March 2010 The Help The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
The NCHS Library does not own this item. Please see the librarian if you want to request it from another library.
Feb. 2010

Taking Liberties

Call Number: F N676d 2003

Taking Liberties, by Diana Norman
When a letter arrives–on the day of the Earl’s funeral–asking her to find a young American captured in British waters, Diana Stacpoole feels free to respond, whatever her family’s opinion. Her quest takes her to Plymouth, where she meets Makepeace Hedley, a very different woman who is trying to trace her daughter–a passenger on one of the captured ships. A remarkable friendship is born as they face social outrage, public scandal and even arrest, becoming embroiled with French prisoners, American escapers and English smugglers. [Description from WorldCat.org]
Jan. 2010

A Mercy

Call Number: F M677t 2009

A Mercy, by Toni Morrison
In exchange for a bad debt, an Anglo-Dutch trader takes on Florens, a young slave girl, who feels abandoned by her slave mother and who searches for love–first from an older servant woman at her master’s new home, and then from a handsome free blacksmith, in a novel set in late seventeenth-century America. [Description from WorldCat.org]

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