Ludington Library's Bookclub for Adults
The "Rabid Reader" Book Club welcomes new members anytime at the Ludington Library. Meetings are on the third Friday of each month, 9:30 am, at the Ludington Library. Their next meeting will be November 17 at 9:30 am, discussing "Lost to Time: Unforgettable Stories that History Forgot," nonfiction by Martin W. Sandler.
“The only thing new in the world,” said Harry S. Truman, “is the history you don't know.” In this fascinating collection of historical vignettes, Martin W. Sandler (author of Resolute and Atlantic Ocean) restores to memory important events, people, and developments that have been lost to time. Though barely known today, these are major historical stories, from Ziryab, an eighth-century black slave whose influence on music, cuisine, fashion, and manners still reverberates, to Cahokia, a twelfth-century city north of the Rio Grande, which at its zenith contained a population estimated to have been as high as 40,000 (more than any contemporaneous European city), to the most devastating fire in US history—not the Great Chicago Fire of October 8, 1871, but the Peshtigo Forest Fire in Wisconsin, which occurred on the same day.
These tales are far from trivia; they illuminate little-known American and foreign achievements, ingenuity, heroics, blunders, and tragedies that changed the course of history and still resonate today. Includes 76 black-and-white illustrations.
Visit or call the Libraries at (231) 843-8465 or (231) 757-2588 to reserve a copy, or to ask about getting a copy through MeLCat.
Rabid Readers Reading List for 2017*
12/16/2016: “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Bachman, fiction, c. 2015
1/20/17: "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle, fiction, c. 2014
2/17: "Mary Coin" by Marisa Silver, fiction, c. 2013
3/17: "The Fortunes" by Peter Ho Davies, fiction, c. 2016
4/21: "A Fall of Marigolds" by Susan Meissner, fiction, c. 2014
5/19: "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin, fiction, c. 1899
6/16: "Originals: How Non-conformists Move the World" by Adam Grant, nonfiction, c. 2016
7/21: "The Wednesday Wars" by Gary Schmidt, YA fiction, c. 2007
8/18: "Black-Eyed Susans" by Julia Heaberlin, fiction, c. 2015
9/15: "Perfume River" by Robert Olen Butler, fiction, c. 2016
10/20: "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" by Betty Smith, classic fiction, c. 1943
11/17: "Lost to Time: Unforgettable Stories that History Forgot" by Martin W. Sandler, nonfiction, c. 2010
* Subject to change