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 June 2, 2017 meeting will be Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly.
The Book Club will not meet in July or August.
The September book will be Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams by Louisa Thomas.
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:
: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot
April 2017: The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
by Eric Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee 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
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:
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
October 2015: The Price of Justice: A True Story of Greed and Corruption
by Laurence Leamer