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Book Group Reading Lists


    Book Group Reading Lists

    Needham Historical Society Book Group – 2015 – 2016  List

    September 22, 2015Undaunted Courage (Stephen Ambrose)
    October 27Patriots (A. J. Langguth)
    November 17Carry On, Mr. Bowditch (Jean Lee Latham)
    December 15 – Reading about the Gardner Museum robbery:  Pick one (or more!):  The Art Forger (Barbara Shapiro), The Gardner Heist (Ulrich Boser), or Master Thieves (Stephen Kurkjian)
    January 26, 2016The Name of War (Jill Lepore)
    February 23The Frozen Water Trade: A True Story (Gavin Weightman)
    March 22Orphan Train (Christina Baker Klein)
    April 26 Southern Lady, Yankee Sp (Elizabeth R. Varon)
    May 24Dead Wake: the Last Crossing of the Lusitania  (Erik Larson)
    June 7 – Group field trip t0 the Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth


    Needham Historical Society Book Group – 2014-2015 List

    September 23Book of Ages:  the Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin (by Jill Lepore)
    October 28Caleb’s Crossing (by Geraldine Brooks)
    December 9 Harvard Yard  (by William Martin)
    January 27 – cancelled for snow
    February 24 – Dark Tide (by Stephen Puleo)
    March 24 – Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air (by Richard Holmes)
    April 28 – Given Day (by Dennis Lehane)
    May 26Cascade (by Maryanne O’Hara)
    June 16 – Group field trip to the Quabbin Reservoir


    Needham Historical Society Book Group – 2013-2014 List

    October 29 at 10am – People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks.
    November 19 at 10am – Nella Last’s War (The Diaries of Nella Last)
    December – no meeting
    January 28 at 10am – Midnight Ride, Industrial Dawn by Robert Martello
    February 25 at 10am – Someone Knows my Name  (Lawrence Hill)  Celebrating African-American History Month!
    March 25Call the Darkness Light  (Nancy Zaroulis)  Celebrating Women’s History Month!
    April 29The Silver Pigs (Lindsey Davis)
    May 27Founding Mothers (Cokie Roberts)
    June 24 – A group field trip to the Lowell mills.