VB Reads... Engaged Citizens Book Group


Read and discuss a variety of books exploring how to create a more civil and engaged community.Join Mary Dumas on the third Wednesday of the month from noon to 1:30. Authors DO NOT attend. Meetings are in the Readings Gallery -- brown bag lunches are encouraged. Anyone interested in exploring their role as an engaged citizen is welcome.

You can find out more about the Engaged Citizens Book Group and see past books that they've read by clicking on the attachments below.


ISBN-13: 9780544102767
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books, 8/2013

Wednesday, September 17, noon

In 1900, Edward Curtis gave it all up to pursue his Great Idea: to capture on film the continent's original inhabitants before the old ways disappeared. Curtis spent the next three decades documenting the stories and rituals of more than eighty North American tribes.

ISBN-13: 9780812981261
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 11/2013

Wednesday, October 15, noon

Set amid the tumult of Chicago in the 1960s and 1970s, Brothers Emanuel recounts the intertwined histories of three rambunctious, hypercompetitive Jewish American boys, each with his own unique and compelling life story.

ISBN-13: 9780802145925
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press, 9/2012

Wednesday, November 19, noon

Marlantes takes a deeply personal and candid look at the experience and ordeal of combat, critically examining how we might better prepare our young soldiers for war. He makes it clear just how poorly prepared our nineteen-year-old warriors—mainly men but increasingly women—are for the psychological and spiritual aspects of their journey.

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