The WVURA Book Club will gather at 10 a.m. on the first Friday of every month in the Arts and Crafts Room at the Suites at Heritage Place, One Heritage Point, Morgantown, WV (phone: 304.285.5575).
The book to be discussed at the April 7, 2017 meeting will be The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee.
The May book will be The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.
The Book Club held its initial meeting on October 2, 2015. At that meeting, the group agreed tentatively to read one book a month and that book would be discussed at the following meeting. Also, members would bring to each meeting ideas about what kind of books to read and possible title suggestions for future readings.
The Book Club will be unique….no pressures, no dues, no book reports to give, no discussions to lead, no grades – just camaraderie and a cup of coffee! If you would like to join the club, just come to one of the meetings. We welcome new members.
Past books read and discussed include:
March 2017: Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South by Beth Macy
February 2017: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
January 2017: Book Club was cancelled due to weather.
December 2016: Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman
November 2016: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance
October 2016: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
September 2016: Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson
June 2016 – August 2016: Summer break
May 2016: Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong by Terry Teachout
April 2016: Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer
March 2016: The Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill LePore
February 2016: In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson
January 2016: A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar
December 2015: The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
November 2015: Holiday break
October 2015: The Price of Justice: A True Story of Greed and Corruption by Laurence Leamer