Readers of the Night Book Club

Readers of the Night Book Club

This book club meets on the third Thursday of the month @ 6:30 p.m. in the upper level meeting room of the library and is open to the public.  For more information, please call Barbara Hunt at 262-377-7766.

Thursday, February 21, at 6:30 p.m.
Radium Girls
by Kate Moore
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British ghostwriter Moore traces the lives of more than a dozen American women who were employed as luminous watch-dial painters as early as 1917. She tells how these women, some barely in their 20s, were enchanted by high pay and the allure of the paint’s luminescent substance: radium. Carefully researched, the work will stun readers with its descriptions of the glittering artisans who, oblivious to health dangers, twirled camel-hair brushes to fine points using their mouths, a technique called lip-pointing.

Thursday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m.
Last Bus for Wisdom 
by Ivan Doig
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Donal Cameron is being raised by his grandmother, the cook at the legendary Double W ranch in Ivan Doig’s beloved Two Medicine Country of the Montana Rockies, a landscape that gives full rein to an eleven-year-old’s imagination. But when Gram has to have surgery for “female trouble” in the summer of 1951, all she can think to do is to ship Donal off to her sister in faraway Manitowoc, Wisconsin.  There Donal is in for a rude surprise.

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Thursday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m.
Everything I Never Told You
by Celeste Ng
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“If we know this story, we haven’t seen it yet in American fiction, not until now… Ng has set two tasks in this novel’s doubled heart—to be exciting, and to tell a story bigger than whatever is behind the crime. She does both by turning the nest of familial resentments into at least four smaller, prickly mysteries full of secrets the family members won’t share… What emerges is a deep, heartfelt portrait of a family struggling with its place in history, and a young woman hoping to be the fulfillment of that struggle. This is, in the end, a novel about the burden of being the first of your kind—a burden you do not always survive.” from the NYTimes

Thursday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m.
Next Year in Havana
by Chanel Cleeton
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The novel alternates between Elisa Perez in 1958, a wealthy sugar heiress living on the precipice of revolution in Cuba, and her granddaughter Marisol in the present day as she travels to Havana to spread her grandmother’s ashes and uncovers family secrets in the process. Both women grapple with what it means to be Cuban, how to love one’s country when it becomes unrecognizable, and the challenge of choosing between what is easy and what is right.

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