Millhopper Book Club

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orange, red and yellow. fanned pages of a book. words-Millhopper Book Club

Come enjoy discussing newer fiction and nonfiction titles. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. When we meet, we start by sharing books we’ve read recently, then discuss that month’s book.

This month the discussion will be on Tuesday, Mar. 5 at 1 p.m. in Meeting Room A.

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book cover of "The Bald Eagle" by Jack E. Davis

In March, we'll be discussing The Bald Eagle: The Improbable Journey of America’s Bird by Jack E. Davis. "The bald eagle is regal but fearless, a bird you're not inclined to argue with. For centuries, Americans have celebrated it as "majestic" and "noble," yet savaged the living bird behind their national symbol as a malicious predator of livestock and, falsely, a snatcher of babies. Taking us from before the nation's founding through inconceivable resurgences of this enduring all-American species, Jack E. Davis contrasts the age when native peoples lived beside it peacefully with that when others, whether through hunting bounties or DDT pesticides, twice pushed Haliaeetus leucocephalus to the brink of extinction. Filled with spectacular stories of Founding Fathers, rapacious hunters, heroic bird rescuers, and the lives of bald eagles themselves-monogamous creatures, considered among the animal world's finest parents-The Bald Eagle is a much-awaited cultural and natural history that demonstrates how this bird's wondrous journey may provide inspiration today, as we grapple with environmental peril on a larger scale.” Description provided by the publisher

Upcoming titles:

April: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

May: The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder by David Grann

June: Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson

Previous titles:

The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James McBride

Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

 

Interested in other book clubs? The Alachua County Library District has several. You can find more information on our Book Clubs page.