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**COVID UPDATE**

Our book club is postponed for now until restrictions on gatherings ease or until we can find a suitable alternative.

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Our book club is monthly, very relaxed and sociable. Come on by! We meet the second Tuesday of every month.

If you have not read the book but would still like to visit, please feel free to meet up with us anyhow. I get this question a lot. We would love to have you come on by and meet with us so you can get a good feel for the club. There have been times when I have not finished the book! Don't worry about it.

The location of our meetings changes month to month so check the location right before the meeting! Enjoy a beer, good food and great conversation.

Heck, make it a few beers.

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The Portsmouth Book Club August Meetup - Be Free or Die

Hello Everyone! The book selected for August is Be Free or Die by Cate Lineberry. Here is the description from GoodReads: Be Free or Die is a compelling narrative that illuminates Robert Smalls’ amazing journey from slave to Union hero and ultimately United States Congressman. It also gives fascinating insight and knowledge into the country's first efforts to help newly freed slaves while also illustrating the many struggles and achievements of African Americans during the war. It was a mild May morning in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1862, the second year of the Civil War, when a twenty-three-year-old enslaved man named Robert Smalls boldly seized a Confederate steamer. With his wife and two young children hidden on board, Smalls and a small crew ran a gauntlet of heavily armed fortifications in Charleston Harbor and delivered the valuable vessel and the massive guns it carried to nearby Union forces. Smalls’ courageous and ingenious act freed him and his family from slavery and immediately made him a Union hero. It also challenged much of the country’s view of what African Americans were willing to do for their freedom. In Be Free or Die, Cate Lineberry tells the remarkable story of Smalls’ escape and his many accomplishments during the war, including becoming the first black captain of an Army vessel. In a particularly poignant moment, Smalls even bought the home that he and his mother had once served in as house slaves. ------------------------------------- The other books nominated were: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline The Fourth Turning by WIlliam Strauss --------------------------------------- I'll be actively looking for a new venue but in case I am not able to find one due to the restrictions currently in place, we will meet at the same park as last week.

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