Evening Book Club: The Boys in the Boat

Get to know other people who like to read and discuss books. The Evening Book Club meets on the First Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. New members are always welcome! Contact the Reference Desk at 236-4805 for more information. We meet in the Lower Level Conference Room.
This month we're reading: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Next month is: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

The #1 New York Times  bestseller about the Greatest Generation freshly adapted for the next generation.
 
For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Great Depression comes the astonishing tale of nine working-class boys from the American West who at the 1936 Olympics showed the world what true grit really meant. With rowers who were the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington's eight-oar crew was never expected to defeat the elite East Coast teams, yet they did, going on to shock the world by challenging the German boat rowing for Adolf Hitler.
 
At the center of the tale is Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, whose personal quest captures the spirit of his generation--the generation that would prove in the coming years that the Nazis could not prevail over American determination and optimism.
 
This deeply emotional yet easily accessible young readers adaptation of the award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller features never-before-seen photographs, highly visual back matter, and an exclusive new introduction.

About the author: Daniel James Brown was born in Berkeley, California. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English at the University of California at Berkeley and a Master of Arts degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. He has taught writing at San Jose State University and Stanford University.

He is the author of The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride and Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894

Date: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 6:00pm