May 2020 Literary Recommendations

We had our May, 2020, meeting via Zoom because of the pandemic. Like the April one, this was a wonderful event. It’s been so nice to see good friends, even if virtually, during isolation.

 May 1, 2020 (via ZOOM)

LINCOLN LITERARY SOCIETY

RECOMMENDATIONS

FICTION

– “The Cure for Sorrow: A Book of Blessings for Times of Grief” by Jan L. Richardson (Carmela) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32980767-the-cure-for-sorrow

-“Far From the Madding Crowd” by Thomas Hardy (Daniela, audio) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far_from_the_Madding_Crowd

-“Mr. Popper’s Penquins” by Richard and Florence Atwater; Children’s Book (Barbara) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Popper%27s_Penguins

-“The Land of Stories” by Chris Colfer; Children’s Books (Barbara) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Land_of_Stories

-“The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of a Window and Disappeared” by Jonas Johansson (Barbara, Cathy adds her recommendation on 5/11/20 – love this book!) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hundred-Year-Old_Man_Who_Climbed_Out_the_Window_and_Disappeared

-“Schrodinger’s Dog” by Allan Brewer (Barbara) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44414742-schr-dinger-s-dog

-“The Light Between Oceans” by M. L. Stedman (Judy) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Light_Between_Oceans

-“The Other Bennet Sister” by Janice Hadlow (Cathy) https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jan/11/the-other-bennet-sister-janice-hadlow-review

-“The Other Boleyn Girl” by Philippa Gregory (Barbara) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Other_Boleyn_Girl

-“And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie (Cathy, Judy) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_Then_There_Were_None

NON-FICTION

Not recommended:  “The Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and WWII” by Robert Matzen Fitzgerald (Barbara) (Library Book Group read; not liked by most of the group, too much on WWII and not enough on Audrey Hepburn)

– “Bad Feminist: Essays” by Roxanne Gray (Starr) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_Feminist

– “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” by Bryan Stephenson (Carmela) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20342617-just-mercy

– “Rome: A History in Seven Sackings” by Matthew Kneale (Carmela) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35876597-rome

– “The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary” by Simon Winchester (Cathy) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25019.The_Professor_and_the_Madman

TELEVISION & FILM & YOUTUBE

-“Far From the Madding Crowd” 2015 film,  (Daniela)   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far_from_the_Madding_Crowd_(2015_film)

-“Far From the Madding Crowd” 1967 film,  (Barbara, Cathy)   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far_from_the_Madding_Crowd_(1967_film)

-“Welcome to the World: A 90th Birthday Celebration for Steven Sondheim (Barbara)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A92wZIvEUAw

Not recommended:  “The Light Between Oceans” 2016 film (Judy; see Judy’s book recommendation above)

-“Just Mercy” 2019 film (no one has seen but got good reviews, see Carmela’s book recommendation above)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20342617-just-mercy

-“And Then There Were None” 1945 film of Agatha Christie book (Judy) – PBS version from 2020 (not recommended by Cathy) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_Then_There_Were_None_(1945_film)

-“Building Notre Dame” PBS series (Judy) https://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/building-notre-dame-full-film/5058/

-“Building Notre Dame” PBS series (Judy) https://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/building-notre-dame-full-film/5058/

-“Sudden Fear” 1952 film (Barbara) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudden_Fear

-“Kanopy” streaming service for classic movies available through Lincoln Public Library/Minuteman Network (Barbara)

https://www.kanopy.com/

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