second Thursday book discussion

Second Thursday Book Discussion Group

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 7:00pm
Lebanon All Purpose Room

Strange: Where and How People Live    The Underground Girls of Kabul: in search of a hidden resistance in Afghanistan Jenny Nordberg.

In Afghanistan, where gender roles are rigidly prescribed, it is not uncommon for a girl to pass her childhood as a boy, in order to provide a son for a family without a male heir. The role of women in this society is the focus of Western attention and phlianthropy and the results are far from clear.

Copies to check out are available at the Lebanon Reference desk.

Second Thursday Book Discussion Group

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 7:00pm
Lebanon All Purpose Room

Strange: Where and How People Live    Strangers in their Own Land  Arlie Hochschild  A sociologist grapples with the fact that with  environmental, healthcare, social, and political issues in bayou country, the residents seem to vote against their own interests. Her prolonged stays in Louisiana prompt observations that apply all across America.

 Copies to check out are available at the Lebanon Reference desk.

Second Thursday Book Discussion Group

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 7:00pm
Lebanon All Purpose Room

Strange: Where and How People Live Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick

North Korean children are taught to sing that "We have nothing to envy in the world" according to Demick. In this book 6 defectors from the closed city of Chongjin (out of more than 100 from all of N. Korea whom she interviewed) describe the lives they left, and provide a rare portrait of life in the DPRK. Copies to check out are available at the Lebanon Reference desk.

 

 

Second Thursday Book Discussion Group

Lebanon All Purpose Room

  Strange: Where and How People Live       Our Towns by James Fallows and Deborah Fallows

James and Deborah Fallows traveled all over the United States in their small plane to visit “flyover country,” small towns that are not big destinations to discover what makes them work. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Lebanon Reference Desk.