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Common Reader Book Group -June 12th: The Boys in the Boat

12 Jun 2019 | 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Place : 497 Main St. Hobart, IN
Phone : 219-942-1611
Email : Office@FirstUnitarian-Hobart.org

Noon, June 12th– Common Reader Book Group meets the second Wednesday of the month at Noon in the Fellowship Hall at Church. Bring your sack lunch and enjoy good fellowship & good conversation. As always, the group is open to all readers. However, reading the book is not a requirement. Join us.

The June 12th book is The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.
It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest.
Bring a sack lunch and enjoy lunch, fellowship and conversation. Reading the book is not a requirement. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Upcoming books
July – Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
August – News of the World by Paulette Jiles
September – Beartown by Fredrick Backman

We meet the 2nd Wednesday at Noon at Church and bring our lunch. Open to all. Reading the book is not a per-requisite.