Brentwood Bookworms

Senior Reading a Book

Calling all bookworms! Crack open a new book this winter, then after completing the book, chat with other bookworms via Zoom! Registration is required in advance and can be done by calling the Brentwood Parks and Recreation Department at (314)-963-8689. An invitation for the Zoom meeting will follow. Registration required. 

Time: 11:00 am
Where: Via Zoom
Zoom Tutorial: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-meeting
Price: Free

Sessions:

January 27: Little Fires Everywhere

The #1 New York Times bestseller! Now a Hulu original series starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington. From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You , a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood--and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

Code Number: 163002W1

March 10: The Man in the High Castle

Now an Amazon Original series, Winner of the Hugo Award. It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages . All because some twenty years earlier the United States lost a war--and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan. This harrowing, Hugo Award-winning novel is the work that established Philip K. Dick as an innovator in science fiction while breaking the barrier between science fiction and the serious novel of ideas. In it Dick offers a haunting vision of history as a nightmare from which it may just be possible to wake.

Code Number: 163002W2

April 21: Talking to Strangers

Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers , offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers -- and why they often go wrong.  How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to each other that isn't true? Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don't know. And because we don't know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world.

Code Number: 163002W3