Pinot & Prose Reading Group Wants Your Recommendations

The Retiree Network’s reading group is soliciting recommendations from all retirees as we look to build our reading list for the coming academic year. What have you read this summer that you think others would enjoy? Or, what have you bought but not yet read that’s in that stack by your desk or bedside, (I know I can’t be the only one with such a stack), here’s your excuse to get it read.

Below this post you’ll see the phrase, ‘leave a comment’.  Click on that phrase to get a ‘comment box’ to add your recommendation(s) or to discuss the recommendations others have offered.  In making your recommendation, please provide the book title, author’s name and a short summary. Although there are no fixed criteria for the group’s selections we do prefer the book be available in paperback; we’re open to both fiction and non-fiction.

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2 Responses to Pinot & Prose Reading Group Wants Your Recommendations

  1. Jerry Donnelly says:

    The Boys In The Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown.

    We’re all familiar with the story of how Jesse Owens, a black American athlete wiped the smile off Hitler’s face at the 1936 games, but few have heard this story of the American rowing team from that same competition. The nine young American’s happen to be the University of Washington’s rowing team. This book tells the remarkable story of life in the Northwest during those depression years and how the UW built a team to beat out the likes of Stanford, Yale, Penn and Navy to gain the honor of going to the Berlin Summer Olympics. Part history, part biography, and part inspiring story of overcoming the adversity of the depression era, this book had me hooked from the first chapter.

  2. Lynn Mayer says:

    I recommend Edsel: The Monuments Men, which has received excellent reviews.
    The search for art stolen during World War II in Europe and efforts to return it to
    legitimate owners is discussed.

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