The AAUW Book Group usually meets second Wednesday of every month at Noon for Lunch and a Book (bring a bag lunch) at the Potsdam Public Library. AAUW members and others lead the discussion of each book. Guests are always welcome. Please call Pat Musante at the Potsdam Library at 265-7230 for more information.
Congratulations to Pat who is the AAUW Agent of Change for 2009.
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Reading Rockets' Books Gift Guide - Share your love for books by giving the best in children's literature. Published for the holidays, but useful all year long, Reading Rockets' 2010 Books as Gifts Guide makes it easy to find great books kids will enjoy. This year's list was carefully crafted by Reading Rockets' children's literature expert and is a delightful range of nonfiction and fiction books for ages 0-9. Use it for easy online shopping or download and take it with you to your favorite bookstore.
Download the AAUW-St. Lawrence County's 2010 Books on Women's History for Young Readers here for your gift giving and reading needs in the next year!
Read about our AAUW-sponsored 2009 50 Books for 50 Years: Sharing Women's History With a New Generation of Readers Download the 50 Books list here!
Louise Erdrich returns to the territory of her bestselling The Plague of Doves with this riveting, exquisitely told story of a boy on the cusp of manhood seeking justice in the wake of a terrible crime against his mother.
When Geraldine Coutts, a tribal enrollment specialist, is brutally attacked, she refuses to share the details of what happened with the police or her family. But her husband, Bazil, and their 13-year-old son, Joe, refuse to accept her silence and begin searching for clues to the attacker's identity and motives. Filled with unexpected twists and surprises both momentous and devastating, it is a journey of discovery that will leave Joe, his family and his friends irrevocably transformed.
Louise Erdrich Wins National Book Award.
Flynn's toxic mix of sharp-edged wit with deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds readers at every turn. When his wife disappears on their anniversary, Nick starts having cringe-worthy daydreams and becomes oddly evasive, eschewing his golden boy past.
It's the early 1980s--the country is in a deep recession, and life after college is harder than ever. Madeleine Hanna, dutiful English major, is writing her senior thesis on Jane Austen and George Eliot, purveyors of the marriage plot that lies at the heart of the greatest English novels. But real life, in the form of two very different guys, intervenes.
Bring Up the Bodies is a historical novel by Hilary Mantel and sequel to her award-winning Wolf Hall. It is the second part of a planned trilogy charting the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell, the powerful minister in the court of King Henry VIII. Bring Up the Bodies won the 2012 Man Booker Prize and the 2012 Costa Book of the Year.
When the British wrested New Amsterdam from the Dutch in 1664, the truth about its thriving, polyglot society began to disappear into myths about an island purchased for 24 dollars and a cartoonish peg-legged governor. But the story of the Dutch colony of New Netherland was merely lost, not destroyed: 12,000 pages of its records-recently declared a national treasure-are now being translated. Drawing on this remarkable archive, Russell Shorto has created a gripping narrative-a story of global sweep centered on a wilderness called Manhattan-that transforms our understanding of early America.
The Dutch colony pre-dated the "original" thirteen colonies, yet it seems strikingly familiar. Its capital was cosmopolitan and multi-ethnic, and its citizens valued free trade, individual rights, and religious freedom. Their champion was a progressive, young lawyer named Adriaen van der Donck, who emerges in these pages as a forgotten American patriot and whose political vision brought him into conflict with Peter Stuyvesant, the autocratic director of the Dutch colony. The struggle between these two strong-willed men laid the foundation for New York City and helped shape American culture. The Island at the Center of the World uncovers a lost world and offers a surprising new perspective on our own.