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November Meetup

  • Nov 1, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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Hello all!

This month's book is Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand. We chose this book at the September Meetup. The following is a description of the book taken from Amazon.com:

"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."

Happy reading everyone!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    A great time !

    November 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to all who attended! I think we had some good discussion in both groups. Hope to see you all next month!

    November 3, 2012

  • Ron

    It seems like this month is the emergency month?
    I've torn my shoulder up & will be at U of M getting an MRI on Thursday.
    - I was looking forward to attending my first meeting. I hope to be able to make next months!
    So sorry... Ron

    October 29, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oh no! Sorry to hear about your shoulder, Ron! Hope you heal up quickly.

      1 · October 30, 2012

    • Ron

      Thanks Rachel... I hope the meeting went well. I enjoyed the book! I look forward to the Dec. meeting!

      November 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow! Looks like we'll have a big crowd! We'll probably have to split into two groups. Anyone want to volunteer to lead the second group's discussion?

    October 30, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Not yet, but I'm going to try and look for some today! Thanks for your offer! Can you get to the meeting a little early? That way we can go over a few things?

      November 1, 2012

    • Michelle Slemmer Z.

      Okay, I will get there about 15 minutes early.

      November 1, 2012

  • Ola

    It seems I'm not meant to actually physically join this group. I've come down with the flu and won't be able to make I tonight. Very disappointed I loved this book and was looking forward to discussing it. Hopefully next time. Have fun everyone!

    November 1, 2012

  • Ola

    Thanks for the offer Dan. I just found it and hope to finish it by our meeting. See you guys there!

    October 29, 2012

  • Dan

    I know it's late in the game, but I've been helped out by others before when I couldn't get hold of a copy of a book. If anyone still needs a copy, I can offer mine.

    October 28, 2012

  • Ola

    I'm having trouble getting it back. I had it from the library, accidentally returned it and now can't find it. I'll look for it at Barnes and noble I'll let you know if I find it

    October 27, 2012

  • Ron

    I'm looking forward to this... It's a change of pace for myself, doing something that I wouldn't normally do or would consider.

    October 16, 2012

  • Ola

    This book seems good so far

    October 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    FYI: Dues are now $1.00 per person.

    September 6, 2012

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