915 S. San Tomas Aquino Road, Campbell, CA
The December meeting of the Page-Turners book group will be held on Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Sorelle Italian Bistro in Campbell at 7:00 p.m. The address is 915 S. San Tomas Aquino Road, Campbell.
In January we'll return to meeting the last Thursday of each month at the Coffee Factory (3787 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara). Books and dates through February 2017 are listed below.
December 15 meeting & holiday dinner: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, 304 pages
From Amazon: An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime friendship; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world. Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she’s studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Her first book is a revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also so much more.
Lab Girl is a book about work, love, and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together. It is told through Jahren’s remarkable stories: about her childhood in rural Minnesota with an uncompromising mother and a father who encouraged hours of play in his classroom’s labs; about how she found a sanctuary in science, and learned to perform lab work done “with both the heart and the hands”; and about the inevitable disappointments, but also the triumphs and exhilarating discoveries, of scientific work. Yet at the core of this book is the story of a relationship Jahren forged with a brilliant, wounded man named Bill, who becomes her lab partner and best friend. Their sometimes rogue adventures in science take them from the Midwest across the United States and back again, over the Atlantic to the ever-light skies of the North Pole and to tropical Hawaii, where she and her lab currently make their home.
Upcoming books and meeting dates:
January 26 2017 Meeting: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
February[masked] Meeting: The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
If you attend this month's meeting, you will be automatically RSVP'd Yes for next month's meeting. If you are unable to attend, please let us know by changing your RSVP to NO.