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Peabody Book Club

We are a lively, spirited group of women who love to read and are open to stretching their comfort zone. Books are selected by a rotation of participants who will suggest 3 books and one will be selected by majority vote. The person who chose the book will lead the discussion/questions at that meeting.

Our Book of the Month selection is: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, (amazon review provided) this book discussion will be led by Barbara Dee.

On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War.

The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini. In boyhood, he’d been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and fleeing his home to ride the rails. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics and within sight of the four-minute mile. But when war had come, the athlete had become an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.

Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will.

In her long-awaited new book, Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in Seabiscuit. Telling an unforgettable story of a man’s journey into extremity, Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit. Show More Show Less

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  • Jackie

    Great comments - spirited discussion

    March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm unable to attend. Where do you list the book for next month?

    March 29, 2013

  • Donna

    I'd love to but since it's Good Friday, have plans. Hope to make the next one.

    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    only recently remembered this is Good Friday and I've got plans. This was a great book.

    March 25, 2013

  • Nancy S

    Sorry ladies, I didn't realize it is Easter weekend.

    March 24, 2013

  • Col

    Sorry, I'm not going to be able to make this one.

    March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a great book - will be glad to refresh it in my mind.

    December 5, 2012

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