Adult Book Club Discussion: "First Draft" / "Epoch"

Please join us for the next meeting of our Adult Book Club scheduled for Tuesday, August 14, at 1:00 p.m.  We will be discussing the books "First Draft" and "Epoch" written by Mrs. Felske's Accelerated Freshman English class in East Troy.

Margo Richter describes herself as an award-winning mobile app developer trapped in a 16-year-old girl's body.  As a Margo-centric teenager, she is laser-focussed on her own ambitious goals and her busy life.  A Junior stuck in a Freshman World Histroy class, she is not the least bit interested in what is happening with those around her, much less those who lived hundreds or even thousands of years ago.  That may all change when Margo's history teacher gives her a seemingly simple assignment....

In "First Draft", this assignment sends Margo into the lives of a blind slave from Georgia, a Jewish boy in Nazi Germany, a Romanian orphan, a Native American girl, a teen in Manhattan on 9/11, a young Spartan soldier in ancient Greece and many others.

In "Epoch", this assignment sends Margo into the lives of teens during Black Plague, Japanese Internment camps, Jesus' crucifixion, Chernobyl, the Wright Brother's first flight, New York mafia, Auschwitz, the Titanic, the Great Depression and more.

 

Copies of the books are available for checkout at the library.  Please phone the library for meeting location.

What:  Adult Book Club
When:  August 14, 2018, 1:00 pm

Where:  East Troy Lions Public Library


East Troy Lions Public Library Adult Book Club Reading List 2018 

January:  A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

February:  The Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu

March: Z by Theresa Anne Fowler

April:  The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve

May:  The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander


June:  Hillbilly Elegy by J. Vance

July:  They May Not Mean To, But They Do by Cathleen Schine

August:  First Draft and Epoch by East Troy High School Students

September:  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovish by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

October:  Trump Revealed by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher
 
November:  Evicted by Matthew Desmond

December:  Emily Oliphant is Fine by Gail Honeyman